Cover

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pp. 1-1

Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-8

Paul is a polarizing figure. For some he is the ultimate saint—the singular human who best understood the gospel, gave the proclamation of Jesus its most incisive articulation, and most fully lived it out, dying as a missionary martyr. ...

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1. Toward the Center of Pauline Hermeneutics

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pp. 9-58

Not only is the story of previous research into Pauline hermeneutics a story worth hearing in and of itself, the story also conveniently delineates a typology of possible ways to approach the subject of Pauline hermeneutics. By tracing the main contours of the plot, with special attention to developments in the last century, ...

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2. Paul and the Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Kerygma

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pp. 59-108

There is no small amount of disagreement regarding the degree to which Paul conveys his own principles of scriptural interpretation. For instance, Richard Hays has dismissed the notion that Paul has any systematic hermeneutical principles, let alone ones that are expressly revealed.1 ...

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3. Figuration and the Divine Economy

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pp. 109-182

The preceding chapter initiated an examination of Paul’s explicit statements about the scriptures. The purpose of this exploration was to determine what, if anything, Paul says about the scriptures that might reveal his hermeneutical stance. ...

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4. Introducing Prosopological Exegesis

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pp. 183-222

After tracing the story of scholarship on Pauline hermeneutics at the outset of this book, I put forward a fresh methodological proposal for the study of Paul’s use of the scriptures. Specifically, I suggested that a void exists in the scholarship on two interrelated fronts. ...

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5. Prosopological Exegesis in Paul’s Letters

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pp. 223-328

In light of the definition of prosopological exegesis and the criteria for assisting in determining its presence, which were established in the preceding chapter, this chapter seeks to gauge the extent to which Paul employs this exegetical technique and to tease out the hermeneutical implications of his usage. ...

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6. The Implications of Kerygmatic Hermeneutics

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pp. 329-356

In drawing the various strands of my project together, there are three things that I would like to accomplish. First, I will present the immediate results of the study by summarizing the findings. Yet, second, these findings have implications for certain ongoing scholarly conversations about Pauline hermeneutics ...

Bibliography

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pp. 357-388

Index of Biblical References

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pp. 389-400