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“Perspectives” such as the “New Perspective” or the “Radical New Perspective” on Paul, to name two prominent versions, have come to characterise much of Pauline research since the late twentieth century. This article explores the settings of and reasons for the particular “perspectival” focus on the Pauline letters, its ensuing legacies, and subsequent impact on Pauline studies. Hermeneutical approaches such as perspectives in Pauline scholarship are more than simply heuristic approaches, so that their wider significance and effects deserve attention. Reflections on (some of) the effects and impact of such multifaceted approaches on Pauline scholarship, amidst a plethora of juxtaposed methodological approaches where primary perspectival leanings often linger, conclude the article.