Pauline Christianity

A Classified Bibliography

New Testament Introductions

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Conzelmann, Hans and Andreas Lindemann. Interpreting the New Testament: An Introduction to the Principles and Methods of N.T. Exegesis. Translated by Siegfried S. Schatzmann. Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 1988.

Dunn, James D.G. Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: An Inquiry into the Chracter of Earliest Christianity. Second edition. Philadelphia: Trinity Press, 1990.

Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. Third edition. New York: Oxford, 2004.

McDonald, Lee. M. and Stanley E. Porter. Early Christianity and Its Sacred Literature. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2000.

 

Powell, Mark Allan, ed. The New Testament Today. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1999.

 

Schnelle, Udo. The History and Theology of the New Testament Writings. Translated by M. Eugene Boring. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998.

Paul and His Writings

  1. Paul's Biography

General

Bruce, F. F.. "The Enigma of Paul." Bible Review 4:4 (1988): 32-33.

Chilton, Bruce. "The Mystery of Paul: Three New Books Explore the Man Who Shaped Christianity." Bible Review 14:1 (1998): 36ff.

Dunn, James D. G. "Who Did Paul Think He Was? A Study of Jewish-Christian Identity." New Testament Studies 45 (1999): 174-93.

Luedemann, Gerd. Paul, the Founder of Christianity. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2002.

Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome. Paul: A Critical Life. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

Reisner, Rainer. Paul's Early Period. Grand Rapdis, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998.

Roetzel, Calvin. Paul: The Man and the Myth. 1997: Fortress Press.

Schnelle, Udo.  Apostle Paul:  His Life and Theology.  Trans. M. Eugene Boring.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2005.

Paul and Acts

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. "The Lucan Story of Paul." Pp. 129-147 in idem, Acts of the Apostles. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Haenchen, Ernst. "Luke and Paul." Pp. 112-116 in idem, The Acts of the Apostles. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1971.

Luedemann, Gerd. Early Christianity according to the Traditions in Acts: A Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.

________. Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles: Studies in Chronology. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984.

Porter, Stanley E. Paul in Acts. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001.

Vielhauer, Philipp. "On the 'Paulinism' of Acts." In Studies in Luke and Acts, Leander Keck and J. Louis Martyn, eds. Mifflintown, PA: Sigler, 1980.

  1. The Pauline Episltes

Surveys

Cousar, Charles B. The Letters of Paul. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996.

Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. 3rd edition, 2003.

Meeks, Wayne A. ed. The Writings of Paul: A Norton Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1972.

Roetzel, Calvin. The Letters in Paul: Conversations in Context. Fourth edition. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1998.

Schnelle, Udo.  Apostle Paul:  His Life and Theology.  Trans. M. Eugene Boring.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2005.

Genres: Letters and Epistles

Aune, David. "Letters in the Ancient World" and "Early Christian Letters and Homilies." In idem, The New Testament in Its Literary Environment. Library of Early Christianity. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1987.

Undisputed Epistles

 

1 Thessalonians

Best, Ernest. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1986.

Donfried, Karl P. Paul, Thessalonica, and Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Donfriend, Karl P. and Johannes Beutler. The Thessalonians Debate: Methodological Discord or Methodological Synthesis? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Jewett, Robert. The Thessalonian Correspondence. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.

Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

________. Paul and the Thessalonians: The Philosophical Tradition of Pastoral Care. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1987.

1 Corinthians

The Corinth Computer Project at the University of Pennsylvania (http://corinth.sas.upenn.edu/corinth.html)

Barrett, Charles K. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. Harpers New Testament Commentary. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

Betz, Hans D. "Corinthians, First Epistle to the." Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 1.

Collins, Ray F. First Corinthians. Sacra Pagina 7. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1999.

Conzelmann, Hans. 1 Corinthians. Hermeneia Commentary. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975.

Dunn, James D. G. 1 Corinthians. New Testament Guides. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

Goulder, Michael D. Paul and the Competing Mission in Corinth. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001.

Mitchell, Margaret. Paul and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2001.

Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome. St. Paul's Corinth: Texts and Archaeology. Willmington, DE: , 1983.

Theissen, Gerd. The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity: Essays on Corinth. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982.

2 Corinthians

Barrett, Charles K. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. Harpers New Testament Commentary. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Betz, Hans D. "Corinthians, Second Epistle to the." Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 1.

Furnish, Victor Paul. Second Corinthians. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1984.

Martin, Ralph P. Second Corinthians. Word Biblical Commentary. Waco, TX: Word, 1986.

Plummer, Alfred. Second Corinthians. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, n.d.

Galatians

Betz, Hans Dieter. Galatians. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979.

________. "Galatians, Epistle to the." Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 2.

Dunn, James D. G. The Epistle to the Galatians. Black's New Testament Commentary. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993.

________. "Echoes of Intra-Jewish Polemic in Paul's Letter to the Galatians." Journal of Biblical Literature 112 (1993) 459-77.

________. "The Incident at Antioch." In idem, Jesus, Paul and the Law. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

________. "The Theology of Galatians." In idem, Jesus, Paul and the Law. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

________. "Works of the Law and Curse of the Law (Gal. 3:10-14)." In idem, Jesus, Paul and the Law. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

Nanos, Mark D., ed. The Galatians Debate. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2002.

Ridderbos, Herman. The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1953.

Philippians

Beare, Frank W. A Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians. Second edition. Black's New Testament Commentary. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1969.

Bockmuehl, Markus. The Epistle to the Philippians. Black's New Testament Commentaries. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998.

Fitzgerald, John T. "Philippians, Epistle to the." The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 5.

Martin, Ralph P. Philippians. New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1989.

Martin, Ralph P. and Brian J. Dodd, eds. Where Christology Began: Essays on Philippians 2. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1998.

Philemon

Barclay, John M. G. Colossians and Philemon. New Testament Guides. Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Bartchy, S. Scott. "Philemon, Epistle to." The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 5.

Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1996.

Lohse, Eduard. Colossians and Philemon. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971.

Romans

Boers, Hendrikus. The Justification of the Gentiles: Paul's Letters to the Galatians and Romans. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 1994.

Cranfield, C. E. B. Romans. 2 volumes. The International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1975 & 1979.

Donfried, Karl P., ed. The Romans Debate. Second edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991.

Dunn, James D. G. Romans. 2 volumes. Word Biblical Commentary. Waco, TX: Word, 1988.

Morgan, Robert. Romans. New Testament Guides. Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

Disputed Epistles

 

General

Dunn, James D. G. "Deutero-Pauline Letters." In Early Christian Thought in Its Jewish Context. John Barclay and John Sweet, eds. Cambridge University, 1996.

For problems of authorship in the disputed epistles, see (besides the individual works listed below):

Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. New York: Oxford, 1997.

Schnelle, Udo. The History and Theology of the New Testament Writings. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994.

For a defense of Pauline authorship of these epistles, see (besides the individual works listed below):

Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Introduction. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity, 1965.

McDonald, Lee. M. and Stanley E. Porter. Early Christianity and Its Sacred Literature. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2000.

Pseudonymous writing

Collins, John. "Pseudepigraphy and Group Formation in Second Temple Judaism." Pp. 43-58 in Pseudepigraphic Perspectives, Leiden : E J Brill, 1999.

Meade, David G. Pseudonymity and Canon: An Investigation into the Relationship of Authorship and Authority in Jewish and Earliest Christian Tradition. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1986.

Rist, Martin. "Pseudepigraphy and the early Christians." Pp. 75-91 in Studies in New Testament and Early Christian Literature. Ledien: Brill, 1972.

Verhoef, Eduard. "Pseudepigraphy and Canon." Biblische Notizen 106 (2001) 90-98.

2 Thessalonians

Bailey, John A. "Who wrote II Thessalonians?" New Testament Studies 25 (1979) 131-145.

Best, Ernest. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1986.

Holland, Glenn S. "'A Letter Supposedly from Us': A Contribution to the Discussion about the Authorship of 2 Thessalonians." Pp. 394-402 in Thessalonian Correspondence, Louvain: Leuven University Press, 1990.

Jewett, Robert. The Thessalonian Correspondence. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.

Krantz, Edgar M. "Second Thessalonians." The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 6, 517-523.

Luedemann, Gerd. "Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians – A Counterforgery." In idem, Paul: The Founder of Christianity. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2002.

Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians. Anchor Bible Commentary, 32B. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Russel, R. "The Idle in 2 Thess 3.6-12: An Eschatological or a Social Problem?" New Testament Studies 34 (1988) 105-119.

Thurston, R. W. "The Relationship between the Epistles to the Thessalonians." Expository Times 85 (1973) 52-56.

Van Aarde, Andries G. "The Second Letter to the Thessalonians re-read as Pseudepigraph" Hervormde Teologiese Studies 56:1 (2000) 105-136.

Ephesians

Abbott, T. K. Ephesians and Colossians. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1897.

Barth, Markus. Ephesians 1-3. The Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1974.

________. Ephesians 4-6. The Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 1974.

Best, Ernest. Ephesians. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1998. [NOTE especially his lengthy introduction (pp. 1-94), including a nice topically arranged summary of the thought of the book (pp. 46-59)]

________. Essays on Ephesians. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1997.

________. Ephesians. New Testament Guides. Sheffield, 1993.

________. "Who Used Whom? The Relationship of Ephesians and Colossians." New Testament Studies 43 (1997) 72-96.

Furnish, Victor Paul. "Ephesians, Epistle to the." Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 2.

Schnackenburg, Rudolph. The Epistle to the Ephesians. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1991. [See especially his section on "The Church in the Epistle to the Ephesians," pp. 293-310]

Colossians

Abbott, T. K. Ephesians and Colossians. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1897.

Barclay, John M. G. Colossians and Philemon. New Testament Guides. Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

Best, Ernest. "Who Used Whom? The Relationship of Ephesians and Colossians." New Testament Studies 43 (1997) 72-96.

Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1996.

Furnish, Victor Paul. "Colossians, Epistle to the." The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 1.

Kiley, Mark. Colossians as Pseudepigraphy. Sheffield Academic Press, 1986.

Lohse, Eduard. Colossians and Philemon. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971.

Pokorny, Petr. Colossians: A Commentary. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991.

Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy & Titus)

Collins, Raymond F. 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus. The New Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2002.

Conzelmann, Hans and Martin Dibelius. The Pastoral Epistles. Hermeneia Commentary. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1972.

Johnson, Luke T. The First and Second Letters to Timothy. Anchor Bible. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

Kelly, J. N. D. The Pastoral Epistles. Blacks New Testament Commentaries. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1963.

Quinn. Jerome D. "Timothy and Titus, Epistles to." The Anchor Bible Commentary. Vol. 6.

  1. Paul's Communities and Their Environment

Cole, Dan P.. "Corinth and Ephesus - Why Did Paul Spend Half His Journeys in These Cities?" Bible Review 4:6 (1988): 20-30.

Malina, Bruce J. The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology. Third edition. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001.

Meeks, Wayne A. The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul. New Haven: Yale, 1983.

________. The Moral World of the First Christians. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1986.

Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome. "Prisca and Aquila: Traveling Tentmakers and Church Builders." Bible Review 8:6 (1992): 40ff.

  1. Pauline Thought

Surveys

Beker, J. Christiaan. Paul the Apostle: The Triumph of God in Life and Thought. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1980.

Boyarin, Daniel. A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

Dunn, James D. G. The Theology of Paul the Apostle. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Sanders, E. P. "Paul." In Early Christian Thought in Its Jewish Context. John Barclay and John Sweet, eds. Cambridge University, 1996.

Schnelle, Udo.  Apostle Paul:  His Life and Theology.  Trans. M. Eugene Boring.  Grand Rapids:  Baker, 2005.

Thuren, Lauri. Derhetorizing Paul: A Dynamic Perspective on Pauline Theology and the Law. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity, 2000.

Paul and the Law

Abegg, Martin. "Paul, 'Works of the Law' and MMT." Biblical Archaeology Review 20.6 (1994) 52-55, 82.

Bockmuehl, Marcus. Jewish Law in Gentile Churches. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.

Dunn, James D. G. Jesus, Paul, and the Law. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

_________, ed. Paul and the Mosaic Law. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

_________. "4QMMT and Galatians." New Testament Studies 43 (1997) 147-53.

Hubner, Hans. The Law in Paul's Thought. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1984.

Kim, Seyoon. Paul and the New Perspective: Second Thoughts on the Origin of Paul's Gospel. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Raisanen, Heikki. Paul and the Law. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1983.

Sanders, E.P. Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1983.

_________. Paul and Palestinian Judaism. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977.

Schreiner, Thomas. The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Thuren, Lauri. Derhetorizing Paul: A Dynamic Perspective on Pauline Theology and the Law. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity, 2000.

Watson, Francis.  Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles: Beyond the New Perspective.  Revised edition.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Wright, N. T. The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991.

_________. "Paul and Qumran." Bible Review 14.5 (1998) 18, 54.

Other topics

Charlesworth, James H. and Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, eds. Paul and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Christian Origins Library. New York: Crossword, 1992.

Davies, William D. Paul and Rabbinic Judaism. Second edition. London: SPCK, 1955.

Dunn, James D. G. "The Justice of God: A Renewed Perspective on Justification by Faith." Journal of Theological Studies 43.1 (1992) 1-22.

Engberg-Pedersen, Troels. Paul and the Stoics. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2000.

_________. Paul in His Hellenistic Context. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.

Gager, John G. "Paul's Contradictions: Can They Be Resolved?" Bible Review 14:6 (1998): 32-39.

Hooker, Morna D. "Interchange in Christ." Journal of Theological Studies. 22 (1971) 349-61.

Harrington, Daniel J. "Paul and Judaism: 5 Puzzels." Bible Review 9:2 (1993): 19-25, 52.

Malherbe, Abraham J. Paul and the Popular Philosophers. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.

Roetzel, Calvin J. "'As Dying, and Behold We Live': Death and Resurrection in Paul's Theology." Interpretation 46 (1992) 5-18.

  1. Paul and Jesus

Allison, Dale C. "The Pauline Epistles and the Synoptic Gospels: The Pattern of the Parallels." New Testament Studies 28 (1982): 1-32.

Bruce, F. F. Paul and Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1974.

Dunn, James D. G. "Paul's knowledge of the Jesus tradition : the evidence of Romans." In Christus bezeugen, Karl Kertelge, Traugott Holtz, and Claus Peter M_rz, eds. Leipzig: St. Benno, 1989.

__________. "Jesus Tradition in Paul." In Bruce Chilton and Craig Evans, eds. Studying the Historical Jesus : Evaluations of the State of Current Research. Leiden: Brill, 1994.

Kim, Seyoon. "The Jesus Tradition in Paul." In idem, Paul and the New Perspective." Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Furnish, Victor Paul. Jesus according to Paul. Cambridge, 1993.

__________. "The Teaching of Jesus." In idem, Theology and Ethics in Paul. Nashville: Abingdon, 1968.

Luedemann, Gerd. "Paul and Jesus." In idem, Paul, the Founder of Christianity. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2002.

Neirynck, F. "Paul and the Sayings of Jesus." In A. Vanhoye, ed. L'Apotre Paul. BETL 73. Leuven: Peeters, 1986.

Wedderburn, A. J. M., ed. Paul and Jesus: Collected Essays. Sheffield, 1989.

Wenham, David. Paul and Jesus: The True Story. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Gnosticism

King, Karen L.  What is Gnosticism?  Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2003.

 

Layton, Bentley. The Gnostic Scriptures. The Anchor Bible Reference Library. New York: Doubleday, 1987.

Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels.

__________. The Gnostic Paul. Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1975.

Rudolph, Kurt. "Gnosticism." S.v. The Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

The New Testament Canon

Barton, John. Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon in Early Christianity. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1997.

Clabeaux, John J. "Marcion." S.v. The Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Gamble, Harry Y. "Canon, New Testament." S.v. The Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Hoover, Roy W. "How the Books of the New Testament Were Chosen." Bible Review 9:2 (1993): 44-47.

McDonald, Lee M. The Formation of the Christian Biblical Canon. Second edition. Peabody, Massachusetts, 1995.