ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Christopher D. Stanley, professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University, has edited a new book on the apostle Paul’s use of Scripture. The book, which includes two articles by Stanley, was published by the Society of Biblical Literature.
“Paul and Scripture: Extending the Conversation” is the second of two edited volumes that grew out of the Society of Biblical Literature’s “Paul and Scripture Seminar,” which Stanley chaired for six years. Both books explore methodological problems associated with scholarly research on the apostle Paul’s engagement with his ancestral Scriptures, which Christians commonly call the “Old Testament.”
The new volume includes 14 essays that examine the historical backgrounds of Paul’s interpretive practices; the controversy over Paul’s faithfulness to the context of his biblical references; the presence of Scripture in letters that do not have explicit quotations; and the role of Scripture in Paul’s theology.
“Taken together, these two volumes from the Paul and Scripture Seminar represent the cutting edge of academic scholarship on Paul’s use of Scripture,” said Stanley. “Virtually every significant research problem in the field is addressed in one or more of the essays.”
Stanley is the author or editor of six books, including four that focus on Paul’s use of Scripture, along with numerous professional articles on this and other subjects. The previous volume of essays from the Seminar is titled “As It Is Written: Studying Paul’s Use of Scripture” (Society of Biblical Literature, 2008), and was co-edited by Christopher D. Stanley and Stanley E. Porter.
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