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James D. G. Dunn (–2020)

Author of Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 38A: Romans 1-8

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About the Author

James D. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University and one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world today. His many other books include the other two volumes in the magisterial Christianity in the Making trilogy and The Theology of Paul the Apostle.s


Works by James D. G. Dunn

The Theology of Paul the Apostle (1998) — Author — 719 copies
Jesus Remembered (2003) 293 copies
Baptism in the Holy Spirit (1970) 263 copies
The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (2003) — Editor — 220 copies
The Epistle to the Galatians (1993) 211 copies
The Evidence for Jesus (1985) 182 copies
Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (2003) — Editor; Contributor — 168 copies
The New Perspective on Paul (2005) 149 copies
Beginning from Jerusalem (2009) 141 copies
The Acts of the Apostles (1996) 85 copies
The Living Word (1987) 70 copies
Paul and the Mosaic Law (1996) 64 copies
1 Corinthians (1995) 64 copies
The Oral Gospel Tradition (2013) 36 copies
The Effective Leader (1995) 11 copies

Associated Works

Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (1992) — Contributor, some editions — 1,614 copies
The Historical Jesus: Five Views (2009) — Contributor — 218 copies
The Canon Debate (2001) — Contributor — 159 copies
Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment (2013) — Contributor — 151 copies
The Written Gospel (2005) — Contributor — 45 copies
Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology (2004) — Contributor — 33 copies
Authenticating the Activities of Jesus (1998) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Work of the Spirit: Pneumatology and Pentecostalism (2006) — Contributor — 30 copies
Anti-Judaism and the Fourth Gospel (2001) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Blackwell companion to Paul (2011) — Contributor — 25 copies
Semeia 30: Christology and Exegesis: New Approaches (1984) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Concept of the Covenant in the Second Temple Period (2003) — Contributor — 16 copies


Common Knowledge



synthesis of pauline theology
SrMaryLea | 5 other reviews | Aug 22, 2023 |
SrMaryLea | 2 other reviews | Aug 22, 2023 |
Jesus According to the New Testament is an important work as it relates to the Christology and theology of Jesus Christ. Throughout the book, we are given an overview of the gospels as well as the letters which were written to various churches and church leaders. This allows us to fully grasp the divinity and the humanity of Christ. This book is an excellent addition to any shelf, whether they have been Christian for a long time or are new to Christianity.
Booksunknown23 | May 18, 2020 |
Colossians is a stunning letter. Written near the end of Paul’s life, his message to the church is rooted in a profound understanding of Jesus Christ and the implications of Jesus’ death and resurrection for both the universe and individual believers. Consider the epic vision of Jesus portrayed in the Christ Hymn:

"He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation
For in him were created all things
in the heavens and on the earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or principalities or authorities;
all things were created through him and for him.
He himself is before all things,
and all things hold together in him;

and he is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
in order that he might be in all things preeminent.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile all things to him,
making peace through the blood of his cross (through him),
whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens"
(Colossians 1:15-20 Dunn).

In other words, “Christ is all and in all” (3:11 Dunn).

Having studied Dunn’s Theology of Paul the Apostle in detail (check it out here if you’re interested), I am always eager to read another of his commentaries. His NIGTC entry is detailed without feeling ponderous. Dunn brings out the meaning of the Greek language with clarity. He brings the perceptive reader to the point where the implicit relevance of the text shines through the exegesis.

The NIGTC series is written for the study of the Greek text. However, you don’t have to be a language expert to follow Dunn’s arguments. This commentary should appeal to any thoughtful Pauline exegete.
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StephenBarkley | 2 other reviews | Mar 24, 2017 |



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