New Perspective on Paul
Collected Essays

By James D.G. Dunn
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 185
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161486773
560 pages, 6 ½” x 9 ¼”
$265.00 Hardcover

The collection of essays highlights a dimension of Paul’s theology of justification which has been rather neglected: that his teaching emerged as an integral part of his understanding of his commission to preach the gospel to non-Jews; and that his dismissal of justification ‘by works of the law’ was directed not so much against Jewish ‘legalism’ but rather against his fellow Jews’ assumption that the law remained a dividing wall separating Christian Jews from Christian gentiles.

The long opening essay interacts with critiques of this ‘new perspective on Paul’ and seeks to carry forward the debate on Jewish soteriology, on the relation of justification by faith to judgment ‘according to works,’ on Christian ‘fulfillment’ of the law, and on the crucial role of Christ, his death and resurrection.

Contents include:
The New Perspective on Paul: whence, what, whither?
The New Perspective on Paul (1983)
Works of the Law and the Curse of the Law (Gal. 3.10-14) (1985)
The New Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Law (1988)
What was the issue between Paul and “Those of the Circumcision”? (1991)
The Theology of Galatians: The Issue of Conventional Nomism (1991)
The Justice of God: A renewed Perspective on Justification by Faith (1991)
Yet Once More – “The Works of the Law”: A Response (1992)
Echoes of Intra-Jewish Polemic in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (1993)
How New was Paul’s Gospel? The Problem of Continuity and Discontinuity (1994)
Was Paul against the Law? The Law in Galatians and Romans: A Test-Case of Text in Context (1995)
In Search of Common Ground (2001)
“Neither Circumcision nor Uncircumcision, but…” (1996)
4QMMT and Galatians (1997)
Paul’s Conversion – A light to Twentieth Century Disputes (1997)
Paul and Justification by Faith (1997)
Whatever Happened to “Works of the Law”? (1998)
Jesus and the Judge: Further Thoughts on Paul’s Christology and Soteriology (2001)
Noch einmal “works of the Law”: the dialogue continues (2002)
Did Paul have a Covenant Theology? Reflections on Romans 9:4 and 11.27 (2004)
Paul and the Torah (2004)
Philippians 3.2-14 and the New Perspective on Paul


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