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  • April 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97280-1
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The Writings of St. Paul

Norton Critical Editions

Second Edition

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Saint Paul (Author), John T. Fitzgerald (Editor, University of Miami), Wayne A. Meeks (Editor, Yale University)

 

The Second Edition of this perennially popular Norton Critical Edition is based on the Today’s New International Version of Paul’s letters, a new translation that is heralded for its inclusiveness and accuracy in representation of gender.

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition includes an entirely new introduction to Paul and the central issues surrounding his writings, as well as several newly included sections of writings from Paul’s time to the present, among them “Annotated Text: Pseudo-Pauline Writings”; “The Apocryphal Paul: Some Early Christian Traditions and Legends,” with writings by Jerome, Clement of Alexandria, Ambrosiaster, and others; “The Martyrdom of Paul”; “Paul and His Pagan Critics;” “Valentinus and the Gnostic Paul,”with writings by Theodotus and Elaine Pagels; “Paul and the Christian Martyrs”; “A Sampler of Patristic Interpretations”; “The Second Century Paul”; “Reading Romans,” with writings from Origen, Theodoret of Cyrus, Paul W. Meyer, Stanley Stowers, Ernst Käsemann, and others; and “A Sampler of Modern Approaches to Paul and His Letters,” with writings by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Abraham J. Malherbe, Peter Lampe, Margaret M. Mitchell, and Dale B. Martin.

A helpful Epilogue—“The Christian Proteus,” by Wayne A. Meeks—a Selected Bibliography, and an Index are also included.

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    *Preface

    *Introduction

    MAP: The Eastern Mediterranean in the Time of St. Paul

    Abbreviations

    Part I. Annotated Text: The Undoubted Letters of St. Paul

    1. First Thessalonians (ca. 50-51)
    2. Galatians (ca. 54)
    3. First Corinthians (53-55)
    4. Second Corinthians (54-56)
    5. Romans (ca. 57)
    6. Philippians (ca. 62? 56?)
    7. Philemon (ca. 62? 56?)

    Part II. Annotated Text: Works of the Pauline School

    1. Second Thessalonians (ca. 51?)
    2. Colossians (ca. 65-75?)
    3. Ephesians (ca. 80?)
    4. The Pastoral Letters (95-125?)
    5. First Timothy
    6. Second Timothy
    7. Titus

    *Part III. Annotated Text: Pseudo-Pauline Works

    1. Correspondence of Paul and the Corinthians (second century)
    2. Epistle to the Laodiceans (second to fourth century)
    3. Correspondence of Paul and Seneca (fourth century)
    4. The Apocalypse of Paul (third century?)
    5. The Gnostic Apocalypse of Paul (second century?)

    Part IV. Views of Paul in the Ancient Church

    1. “Luke” – The Chosen Instrument (ca. 95)
    2. *Irenaeus – Luke as Paul’s Companion and Biographer (ca. 180)
    3. *Daniel R. Schwartz – Paul in the Canonical Book of Acts (1990)
    4. *Jacob Jervell – Paul in the Acts of the Apostles (1979)
    5. *Susan R. Garrett – Paul and Bar Jesus (1989)

    *THE APOCRYPHAL PAUL: SOME EARLY CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS AND LEGENDS

    1. Jerome – Paul at the End of the Fourth Century (393)
    2. Tertullian – Jacob Foresees the Two Phases of Paul’s Life (ca. 212)
    3. Anonymous – The Risen Christ Foretells Paul’s Conversion and Mission (ca. 150?)
    4. Anonymous – Paul’s Physical Appearance (ca. 190?)
    5. Clement of Alexandria – Paul’s Wife (ca. 215)
    6. Ambrosiaster – Paul’s Daily Schedule (Late Fourth Century)
    7. Anonymous – Paul and the Baptized Lion (ca. 190?)
    8. Clement of Alexandria – Paul’s Use of Pagan Oracles (ca. 215)
    9. John Chrysostom – Paul as the Paragon of Virtue (ca. 390)
    10. Anonymous – Paul’s Missionary Journey to Spain (Late Second Century)

    *THE MARTYRDOM OF PAUL

    1. Clement of Rome – Pillar of the Church and Example of Endurance (ca. 96)
    2. Anonymous – Paul Is Beheaded and Appears to Nero (ca. 190?)

    PAUL AS SATAN’S APOSTLE: JEWISH-CHRISTIAN OPPONENTS

    1. *Ambrosiaster – The Non-Apostle (Late Fourth Century)
    2. Anonymous – A False Proselyte (Third Century?)
    3. Epiphanius – The Cerinthians (ca. 375)
    4. Anonymous – Messenger of Satan (ca. 200?)
    5. Anonymous – Persecutor of the Faith (date unknown)
    6. *J. Louis Martyn – Paul’s Opponents in Galatia (1985)
    7. *Martin Hengel – The Letter of James as Anti-Pauline Polemic (1987)
    8. *David Flusser – Paul’s Jewish-Christian Opponents in Jerusalem and in the Didache (1987)

    *PAUL AND HIS PAGAN CRITICS

    1. Julian – Against the Galileans (363)
    2. Pauline Double Talk: Is the God of Israel really the God of the Gentiles?
    3. Whether Paul called Jesus “God” and the Secret Worship of Paul’s Tomb
    4. An Anonymous Hellene – An Attack on Paul (Late Fourth Century?)
    5. *Valentinus and the Gnostic Paul
    6. Theodotus – Paul as the Type of the Paraclete and the Apostle of the Resurrection (Second Century)
    7. Elaine H. Pagels – The Gnostic Paul (1975)
    8. Irenaeus – On the Valentinian Interpretation of Scripture (ca. 180)

    THE ONLY TRUE APOSTLE: MARCION’S RADICAL PAUL

    1. Irenaeus – Marcion (ca. 180)
    2. Tertullian – Marcion’s Special Work (207)
    3. Marcion – The Antitheses (ca. 140?)
    4. Adolf von Harnack – Marcion’s Starting Point (1924)

    *PAUL AND CHRISTIAN MARTYRS

    1. Anonymous – A Martyr’s Understanding of Paul (Early Fourth Century)

    THE MODEL ASCETIC

    1. Anonymous – The Acts of Paul and Thecla (ca. 190?)
    2. *Dennis R. MacDonald – The Pastoral Epistles Against “Old Wives’ Tales” (1983)

    *CLAIMING PAUL FOR “ORTHODOXY”: A SAMPLER OF PATRISTIC INTERPRETATIONS

    1. Origen – The Multiple Meanings of “Law” in Paul’s Letters (ca. 246)
    2. Irenaeus – On “the god of this world” (ca. 180)
    3. Victorinus – The Conflict of Peter and Paul at Antioch (ca. 365)
    4. Theodore of Mopsuestia – The Allegory of Hagar and Sarah (Early Fifth Century)
    5. Victorinus – Paul and the Pre-Existence of Souls (ca. 365)
    6. Theodoret of Cyrus – The Man of Sin (ca. 445)
    7. Ambrosiaster – On the Attire, Subordination, and Salvation of Women (Late Fourth Century)
    8. Theodoret of Cyrus – The “Last Days” (ca. 445)
    9. Bernadette J. Brooten – Patristic Interpretations of Romans 1:26 (1985)

    *THE SECOND-CENTURY PAUL

    1. David Rensberger – The Use of Paul’s Letters in Second-Century Christianity (1981)

    Part V. Law Versus Grace, and The Problem of Ethics

    1. *Origen – Human Works and Divine Judgment (ca. 246)
    2. *Ambrosiaster – Adam’s Sin and Ours (Late Fourth Century)
    3. *Pelagius – Faith, Grace, and Works (ca. 407)
    4. Aurelius Augustine – On Grace and Free Will (427)
    5. *Theodoret of Cyrus – Sin, Sex, and Death (ca. 445)
    6. Martin Luther – Death to the Law (1535)
    7. Karl Barth – The New Man (1952)

    Part VI. “The Second Founder of Christianity”

    1. Ferdinand Christian Baur – Hebraists, Hellenists, and Catholics (1860)
    2. Friedrich Nietzsche – The First Christian (1880)
    3. The Jewish Dysangelist (1888)
    4. George Bernard Shaw – The Monstrous Imposition upon Jesus (1913)
    5. Adolf von Harnack – The Founder of Christian Civilization (1900)
    6. Wilhelm Heitmüller – Hellenistic Christianity before Paul (1912)

    Part VII. Pauline Christianity and Judaism

    1. *David Daube – Pauline Contributions to a Pluralistic Culture (1971)
    2. *Burton L. Visotzky – Trinitarian Testimonies (1988)
    3. *Daniel Boyarin – Was Paul an “Anti-Semite”? (1993)
    4. *Alan F. Segal – Paul and the Beginning of Jewish Mysticism (1995)
    5. *Paula Fredriksen – Paul on the Destiny of Israel (2000)

    *Part VIII. Reading Romans

    1. Romans 7: Paul and Religious Experience
    2. Theodoret of Cyrus – Painting the Passions’ Domination Prior to Grace (ca. 445)
    3. Krister Stendahl – Paul and the Introspective Conscience of the West (1963)
    4. Paul W. Meyer –The Worm at the Core of the Apple (1990)
    5. Stanley K. Stowers – Romans 7:7-25 as Speech-in-Character (1994)
    6. Romans 13: Paul’s Influence on Political Theory
    7. Origen – Christians and the Governing Authorities (ca. 246)
    8. Karl Hermann Schelkle – State and Church in the Patristic Exposition of Romans 13:1-7 (1952)
    9. Wilfrid Parson, S.J. – Romans 13 and Augustine’s Political Thought (1941)
    10. Martin Luther – Submission and Resistance (1523)
    11. Jonathan Mayhew – Romans 13 and the Right of Revolution (1749)
    12. Ernst Käsemann – Principles of Interpretation of Romans 13 (1961)

    *Part IX. A Sampler of Modern Approaches to Paul and His Letters

    1. Rudolf Bultmann – Paul’s Demythologizing and Ours (1941)
    2. Nils Alstrup Dahl – The Atonement and the Akedah (1969)
    3. Gerd Theissen – The Strong and the Weak in Corinth (1975)
    4. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza – Paul, Women, and the Household Code (1983)
    5. Jouette M. Bassler – The Widows’ Tale (1984)
    6. Abraham J. Malherbe – Paul: Hellenistic Philosopher or Christian Pastor? (1986)
    7. Hans-Josef Klauck – The Lord’s Supper in the Context of Hellenistic Religious History (1989)
    8. Peter Lampe – The Roman Christians of Romans 16 (1991)
    9. Margaret M. Mitchell – Rhetorical Shorthand in Pauline Argumentation (1994)
    10. Dale B. Martin – On Paul’s Rejection of Desire in Sex and Marriage (1997)

    Epilogue

    1. Wayne A. Meeks – The Christian Proteus

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

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