The Practice of the Body of Christ
Human Agency in Pauline Theology after MacIntyre
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"With detailed exegesis, Miller provides an insightful articulation of Paul's theology, especially ecclesiology and the function of baptism and the Eucharist. Miller convincingly demonstrates the body of Christ is what we do, being baptized, enlivened by the Spirit, and sustained by participation in the Eucharist."
--The Right Reverend William O. Gregg, Assistant Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
"Miller understands well the apocalyptic reading of Paul, but addresses here certain crucial questions that are, as yet, insufficiently developed by this interpretative trajectory. He analyzes human agency in relation to the all-important divine act in Christ, and connects this intersection in a non-individualistic way with an account of the church and its practices. . . . A highly significant and deeply intelligent set of proposals for the interpretation of Paul results."
--Douglas A. Campbell, Associate Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School
"[I] strongly recommend this book not only for Colin's account of Paul, but just as important for how his portrayal of Paul's understanding of the church as a school for the virtues has significant implications for us. For I am sure his account of the relation between Paul's Christology and ecclesiology has profound implications for the way we think and live as Christians today. . . . This is a book only someone like Colin, a philosophically sophisticated biblical scholar and priest, could have written. And for that we should be profoundly grateful."
--From the foreword by Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School