Now revised and extended answering issues critics made concerning the first edition. This is a book that every serious reader of the bible needs to engage with.
The Search for Truth is an impressively comprehensive critique of Tom Wright's scholarship. It covers his theological method, the controversy over his theology of justification, and even his Christology. Not only that, but Holland also provides a rival constructive theology and narrative substructure in his new exodus motif. There are very few scholars who could have written this book, but Tom Holland has risen to the challenge, and he has left the church and the academy a wonderful gift that will prove to serve as a useful guide for years to come. Whether you are relatively new to the current debates in Pauline theology or are well versed in the field, you will gain much theological fruit and edification from the time spent reading Tom Holland's The Search for Truth.
- Mark Baker part of a review in Books at a Glance
|Publisher:||Apiary Publishing Ltd|
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About the Author
He retired from the church after 19 years of service in Letchworth and planted a second church in a nearby town, which has grown to be a thriving congregation. While serving this church he was invited to become New Testament lecturer at what is now Union School of Theology. He lectured at the school for 25 years, and during this time he gained his PhD from the University of Wales.
Dr Holland became the Director of Biblical Research at the School, supervising over 20 students as they worked for their own doctoral degrees and teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. During this time he continued to share the leadership of the church he'd planted, engaging in his own biblical research while writing books that have received warm endorsements from world leaders of New Testament research.
In his retirement, Tom continues his writing and wider teaching as the Senior Research Fellow of Union School of Theology. He is married to Barbara and has 3 daughters and six grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Probing the Contours of Recent Research
Chapter 2: Probing Saul and His Political Identity
Chapter 3: Probing Paul and His Theological Identity
Chapter 4: Probing Paul and His Intellectual Identity
Chapter 5: Probing Further Uses of Hellenistic Language and Imagery
Chapter 6: Probing Paul’s Use of Second Temple Literature
Chapter 7: Probing Paul’s Understanding of the Person of Christ (Christology)
Chapter 8: Probing Paul’s Doctrine of the Atonement
Chapter 9: Probing Wright’s Doctrine of Justification
Chapter 10: Probing Paul’s Doctrine of Justification
Chapter 11: Probing the Doctrine of Justification in Romans and Galatians
Chapter 12: Probing Justification in the Remainder of Paul’s Letters
Chapter 13: Reconciling Conflict and Review
Chapter 14 Probing Issues Raised in Reviews