Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology : Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett

Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology : Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett

Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology : Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett

Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology : Essays in Honor of Robert Jewett

Synopsis

This Book brings international Christian scholars together to celebrate Robert Jewett's lifelong interest in Romans by reviewing - and significantly advancing - five fruitful approaches to Paul's most influential work.

Excerpt

This Festschrift volume has been a long time coming. Brain child of Robert Atkins, it originated as a response to Bob Jewett’s retirement from GarrettEvangelical Theological Seminary. Atkins rounded up some of “the usual suspects,” a handful of former students of Jewett from the Northwestern University–Garrett joint Ph.D. program, and one of Jewett’s most recent Garrett colleagues. All told, the group included Atkins, Keith Burton, Frank Hughes, K. K. Yeo, and myself. We each were to choose one of the many approaches to Scripture that have characterized Jewett’s work and take charge of soliciting essays from other scholarly associates of Jewett who shared that particular approach and could make a significant contribution to our thinking on Romans. the collected essays thereby would be a tribute to the interest Jewett’s writing and teaching have triggered in his students and in fellow members of the Academy.

The five basic approaches which were to characterize this collection of essays represent five categories of studies about Paul’s letter to the Romans. Atkins was to compile essays from scholars who took a social-historical approach; Burton was in charge of the section which put Romans in dialogue with contemporary culture; Hughes would gather essays from rhetorical critics; I was in charge of feminist approaches; and Yeo was to compile essays using a theological approach. We agreed to look for a mix of junior and senior scholars to contribute to the volume. Most importantly, we decided to ask that they all address some aspect or section of Paul’s letter to the Romans, a long-time interest of Jewett’s and subject of the Hermeneia commentary he was writing.

Bob Jewett is known to the academic world as a scholar, but to those who . . .

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