Thomas G. Casey - Justin Taylor (eds.)
Introductory Essay by K.P. Donfried
2011, pp. 392; 9788876536540
co-publishing Paulist Press - GBPress
The discerning and perceptive essays gathered together in this volume make evident that a comprehensive understanding of Pauline thought must include the following aspects of his entire and comprehensive matrix:
- an examination of the Pauline letters in their specific and contingent as well as their broader and coherent contexts;
- a careful and precise analysis of all relevant Jewish literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls;
- the incorporation of all relevant archaeological, historical and literary evidence for the reconstruction of the political, cultural and religious matrix of the Graeco-Roman cities to which Paul’s letters are addressed.
The issues treated in this volume are of enormous relevance for a better understanding of Paul’s Jewish Matrix and his very “Jewishness”.
Thomas G. Casey, SJ is the Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Justin Taylor, SM has taught New Testament at the École Biblique in Jerusalem since 1988. He has also co-chaired a joint seminar between the École and the Centre for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on “reading the New Testament as Second Temple Period Jewish Literature“.
Shaye J.D. Cohen
Karl Paul Donfried
Daniel R. Schwartz