Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity Paperback / softback
Part of the The Library of New Testament Studies series
Paul is traditionally viewed as separating from the churches of Peter and of Jewish Christ-followers to promote his own mission, eventually triumphing in the creation of a church with a gentile identity.
In Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity, Campbell argues that the Pauline mission represents only one strand of the Christ-movement that should not be universalized to signify the whole.
In conjunction with his gentile mission, Paul acknowledges Jewish identity as an abiding reality, rather than as a temporary, weak form of faith in Christ.
Paul's gentile mission was not a reaction to his Jewish heritage, but a transformation based on his vision of Christ: thus the identity of Christianity cannot be that of a new religion.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 218 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/04/2008
- Category: Bible readings, selections & meditations
- ISBN: 9780567033673