Biblical Studies

Jay Smith on Paul

Jay E. Smith, professor of NT Studies here at DTS, is the coeditor of the new collection Studies in the Pauline Epistles (buy it here). In this brief video, he talks briefly about “the connectedness of the biblical documents” and how that inspired his study of Paul and the NT. Watch it here.

I’ve had the privilege to study with and get to know Dr. Smith over the years, perhaps more so than other profs. I was his grader for a time and he’s been a help to me on the road to my dissertation, so I am glad to know him as both prof and friend.

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Thought for the Day

In The Apocalyptic Literature, Stephen L. Cook writes

“Misconceptions about Paul’s theology often hamper today’s readers from properly appreciating and interpreting his apocalypticism. One long strain of interpretation–stretching from Augustine through Luther to Bultmann–has overemphasized the theme of individual salvation in Paul’s thinking. This effectively underplays Paul’s emphasis on cosmic redemption.” (170)

I’d say so!

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