New Perspective on Paul Reading List

Not too long ago, I created a list on worldcat with the must-read titles on the New Perspective On Paul since this isn’t new with N.T.Wright (although his version of it is new). I created this post (based on my list) with the intent of bolding the material that I have read and updating it (since it is harder to keep track on that on worldcat than on my own blog). I may also create blog posts stated the position, not reviewing the books, but no promises.

I placed them in order of publishing since that is my preferred order of reading (even if I don’t adhere to that as a hard rule).

Stendahl, K. (1976). Paul among Jews and Gentiles, and other essays. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Sanders, E. P. (1977). Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A comparison of patterns of religion. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Wright, N. T. (1980). The Messiah and the People of God: A study in Pauline theology with particular reference to the argument of the Epistle to the Romans. University of Oxford.

Sanders, E. P. (1985). Paul, the law, and the Jewish people. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Raisanen, H. (1986). Paul and the law. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

Dunn, J. D. G. (1988). Romans. 1-8. Word biblical commentary, v. 38A. Dallas, Tex: Word Books.

Dunn, J. D. G. (1988). Romans. 9-16. Word biblical commentary, v. 38B. Dallas, Tex: Word Books.

Dunn, J. D. G. (1990). Jesus, Paul, and the law: Studies in Mark and Galatians. Louisville, Ky: Westminster/John Knox Press.

Wright, N. T. (1993). The climax of the covenant: Christ and the law in Pauline theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Wright, N. T. (1997). What Saint Paul really said: Was Paul of Tarsus the real founder of Christianity? Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans Pub.

Dunn, J. D. G. (1998). The theology of Paul the Apostle. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans Pub.

Wall, R. W., Wall, R. W., Wright, N. T., & Sampley, J. P. (2001). The New interpreter’s Bible. Volume 10, The Acts of the Apostles, introduction to epistolary literature, the letter to the Romans, the first letter to the Corinthians. Nashville, Tenn: Abingdon.

Carson, D. A., O’Brien, P. T., & Seifrid, M. A. (2001). Justification and variegated nomism. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 140-[181]. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.

Kim, S., & Kim, S. (2001). Paul and the new perspective: Second thoughts on The origin of Paul’s gospel. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans.

Das, A. A. (2003). Paul and the Jews. Library of Pauline studies. Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson.

Westerholm, S. (2004). Perspectives old and new on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and his critics. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans.

Wright, N. T. (2004). Paul for everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians. London: SPCK.

Carson, D. A. (2004). Justification and variegated nomism 2 The paradoxes of Paul. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck [u.a.].

Spence, A. (2004). A Unified Theory of the Atonement. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. 6 (4), 404-420.

Watson, F. (2004). Paul and the hermeneutics of faith. London: T & T Clark International.

Piper, J. (2007). The future of justification: A response to N.T. Wright. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books. (Also at for free)

Dunn, J. D. G. (2008). The new perspective on Paul. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans Pub.

London Symposium on the Theology of Atonement, Chalke, S., Tidball, D., Hilborn, D., & Thacker, J. (2008). The atonement debate: Papers from the London Symposium on the Theology of Atonement. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan.

Visscher, G. H. (2009). Romans 4 and the new perspective on Paul: Faith embraces the promise. New York: Peter Lang.

Wright, N. T. (2009). Justification: God’s plan & Paul’s vision. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic.

Wright, N. T. (2009). Paul: In fresh perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Wallace, D. (2009).Δικαιοσύνη Θεοu and N. T. Wright BIBLE.ORG

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You could add Wright’s What Saint Paul Really Said, if you want another Wright book. I’ve heard that Francis Watson’s Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith interacts quite a bit with the NPP, but haven’t read it enough to know firsthand.

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