Tag Archives: N.T. Wright

Allison-how earthly is heaven?

In the next chapter of Night Comes, Dale Allison defends the idea of heaven, by which he means a conscious existence and blissful realm that the dead enter when they die. Over against this, many recent theologians—those who entertain belief … Continue reading

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Allison-imagining immortality and resurrection

Dale Allison has a chapter of Night Comes that struggles with the doctrine of the resurrection of the body. He spends much space on the idea often expressed in historical theology that some material from my present body must get used … Continue reading

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Barclay-the gift in context of other schools of thought

Today I will talk a little about John Barclay’s work on the gift of God within  context of the current debates concerning the New Perspective on Paul (NPP) and Paul-within-Judaism. The New Perspective today is associated with James Dunn and … Continue reading

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Barclay–life from death

I should point out that in taking up John Barclay’s interpretation of Galatians and Romans, I am beginning near the end of what he treats in his book, Paul and the Gift. He has laid the foundation for his interpretation … Continue reading

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Adams-how new is the new creation?

Samuel V. Adams in The Reality of God and Historical Method has a section on “Paul’s Epistemology”.  Epistemology is the philosophical attempt to answer the question of how we know what we know.  The idea of Paul’s epistemology struck me … Continue reading

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Adams-Is Jesus the apocalypse?

The subtitle of Samuel V. Adams book The Reality of God and Historical Method is “apocalyptic theology in conversation with N. T. Wright”. As in any conversation there are two sides.  The side that Adams himself represents is apocalyptic theology. … Continue reading

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Adams-critical realism and my Mormon missionary problem

Samuel V. Adams in The Reality of God and Historical Method: Apocalyptic Theology in Conversation with N. T. Wright says that Wright’s method is based on the philosophical position called critical realism. Now I have seen this term used broadly … Continue reading

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The various perspectives on Paul

Several weeks ago I received a copy of The Reality of God and Historical Method by Samuel V. Adams courtesy of fellow blogger James Bradford Pate.  James blogs at James’ Ramblings. The book is a critique of N. T. Wright’s … Continue reading

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Life after life after death

I don’t go all the way with N. T. Wright on the New Perspective on Paul or on the category of Empire being as significant as he thinks it is. But he does have some great turns of phrase. One … Continue reading

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The “Apocalyptic” Paul Perspective

I found this link to the Jesus Creed blog which brings N.T. Wright into the discussion with Douglas Campbell and others. I link to it for two reasons.  First, it puts J.C. Beker in a line of thinkers about Paul leading up … Continue reading

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