Paul and His Legacies in Earliest Christianity
""Case and Glass forcefully and elegantly interrogate regnant critical models of the development of early Christianity. . . . Their argument portrays an early church whose unity is not the simple deposit of a monolithic tradition but rather 'the hard-won fruit of personal sacrifice, patient discernment, and painful disagreement.' If they are right, that early history might offer a hopeful vision for divided ecclesial communities in our own time. This book is a must-read for all students of the New Testament and the early church.""
--Richard B. Hays, Duke University, emeritus
""This book is an astonishing achievement! It's a wide-ranging, bold, thought-provoking, and vigorous engagement with almost the entire sweep of the New Testament canon in relation to Paul! . . . And you are in safe hands with these two excellent up-and-coming scholars, who both demonstrate astonishing awareness of the relevant exegetical and meta-hermeneutical questions raised. Read this book!""
--Chris Tilling, St Mellitus College
""All too often, Paul is depicted as a solitary genius, a theological maverick whose ministry among the Gentiles developed in splendid isolation from--or in unyielding conflict with--the practices and convictions of the Jerusalem apostles. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Case and Glass expose the largely unexamined assumptions behind this picture of Paul and offer in its place a compelling portrait of an apostle committed to the costly work of maintaining 'communion with Peter, James, and the rest of the early church.' Whether or not one agrees with their conclusions, the penetrating questions they pose to the discipline of New Testament Studies must not be ignored.""
--J. Ross Wagner, Duke Divinity School
Brendan W. Case is the Associate Director for Research of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. He is the author of The Accountable Animal (2021).
William Glass is a serial entrepreneur and Anglican priest.