2013 Theology Book of the Year:
[easyazon-link asin=”0800626834″ locale=”us”]Paul and the Faithfulness of God[/easyazon-link]
By N.T. Wright
Paperback: Fortress Press
Wright carefully explores the whole context of Paul’s thought and activity—Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial—and shows how the apostle’s worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing. He also provides close and illuminating readings of the letters and other primary sources, along with critical insights into the major twists and turns of exegetical and theological debate in the vast secondary literature. The result is a rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world’s first, and greatest, Christian theologian.