Romans 5-8 revolve around God's dramatic cosmic activity and its implications for humanity and all of creation. Apocalyptic Paul measures the power of Paul's rhetoric about the relationship of cosmic power to the Law, interpretations of righteousness and the self, and the link between grace and obedience. A revealing study of Paul's understanding of humanity in light of God's apocalyptic action through Jesus Christ, Apocalyptic Paul illuminates Romans 5-8 and shows how critical this neglected part of Romans was to Paul's literary project.
Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Baylor University. She has authored many books, including 'From Darkness to Light: Aspects of Conversion in the New Testament' and 'Our Mother Saint Paul'.
Preface (Beverly Roberts Gaventa) 1. Paul's Mythologizing Program in Romans 5-8 (Martinus C. de Boer) 2. Righteousness, Cosmic and Microcosmic (Stephen Westerholm) 3. A Tale of Two Gardens: Augustine's Narrative Interpretation of Romans 5 (Benjamin Myers) 4. Under Grace: The Christ-Gift and the Construction of a Christian Habitus (John M. G. Barclay) 5. The Shape of the "I": The Psalter, the Gospel, and the Speaker in Romans 7 (Beverly Roberts Gaventa) 6. Double Participation and the Responsible Self in Romans 5-8 (Susan Eastman) 7. The Love of God Is a Sovereign Thing: The Witness of Romans 8:31-39 and the Royal Office of Jesus Christ (Philip G. Ziegler) 8. Creation, Cosmos, and Conflict in Romans 8-9 (Neil Elliott) Afterword: The Human Moral Drama (J. Louis Martyn) Bibliography List of Contributors Index