Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God's Love

Seeing as it is now on Amazon, the Eerdmans site and so on, I'll paste it here. This is my blurb for Douglas Campbell's forthcoming, Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God's Love. I know it'll make some of your eyes roll, but 'here I stand' and all that:
Pauline Dogmatics is quite simply the most enjoyable biblical or theology related book I have ever read, and I consider it to be the best book on Pauline theology ever written. A superlative endorsement like this would make me cynical too, but I mean it. This is theology written not simply about Paul, but with Paul, under Paul, illuminating Paul, which reaches beyond the cerebral assault into my own life and practices with unnerving immediacy. And its penny-drop-moment-o-meter is off the scale! This is a dazzling Pauline dogmatics, animated by what matters most: the reality of God in Christ. As such it yields astonishing results. Prepare to have your minds scrambled, interpretive tables overturned, your exegetical hair ruffled, and your theological horizons blow apart. With unique insight, Campbell slam-dunks the most important thing to get right when reading Paul, and he then pushes this through in what can only be called joyful directions. Utterly. Brilliant.


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