Paul and the Faithfulness of God is the most anticipated contribution to biblical studies in recent memory. The fourth volume in Wright's magisterial series Christian Origins and the Question of God, this book is destined to take its place alongside the other volumes in the series as an indispensable and key text for biblical scholars.
Drawing on a lifetime of historical and biblical study, Wright brings the many facets of Paul's life together in order to paint a detailed portrait of Paul himself, his thought, and his experience in the first-century Roman world. 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 he and his churches were facing. The result is a study whose scope is breathtaking in its complexity, and yet accessible and readable from the outset.
While certainly engaging the primary sources and technical aspects of Pauline studies, Wright also provides thorough review of the vast secondary literature. In doing so Paul and the Faithfulness of God proves itself to be well-rounded and profoundly compelling account of the man who became the world's first, and greatest, Christian theologian.