Anthony Hanson here opens up fresh lines of interpretation for the Pauline epistles, and uses these as the approach to a fresh consideration of Paul as exegete and theologian. Focusing on passages, mainly in Romans and Galatians, where the argument is superficially strange, he explores biblical and rabbinic parallels and frequently uncovers an unexpected significance. Drawing out the implications of his detailed studies, Professor Hanson argues that the apostle's method of biblical interpretation can be justified in terms of modern theology and can put us on the road to a right understanding of the relation of the Old Testament to the New.
Anthony Tyrrell Hanson
Anthony Tyrrell Hanson was Professor of Theology at the University of Hull, and former senior editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.