From Jesus to Paul: Studies in Honour of Francis Wright Beare
The essays presented here intend to open afresh the complexity of the question of Paul’s dependence upon and continuity with Jesus. So much attention has been given in the past to this very difficult problem that new solutions are hard to find and suspect when offered. This collection, however, demonstrates diversity in approach, stance, and conclusion. The essays often take issue with the results of current research—including that of Francis Wright Beare, in whose honour they have been produced. They consider a broad range of the recent literature and show that no satisfactory solution has yet been found to the Jesus-Paul quesiton. Indeed, the debate may never be terminated. This collection, however, thoroughly illustrates the debate as it stands now.
Of consuming importance to scholars of New Testament theology and text, the volume also admirably depicts the critical approaches that live today within the study of Christianity’s roots.
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The Contours and Consequences of a Debate
William Wrede on Comparing Jesus and Paul
3 Jesus or Paul? The Origin of the Universal Mission of the Christian Church
4 Paul and Jerusalem
6 The Thunderbolt in Q and the Wise Man in Corinth
Its Significance for His Relationship to Jesus and to His Own Christian Foundations
9 Kingdom of God Sayings in Pauls Letters