N. T. Wright, one of the most highly respected biblical scholars in the world today, is research professor emeritus of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews and senior research fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He is the author of over eighty books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, and The New Testament in Its World.
-- The New York Times
The persuasiveness of Wright's book rests on his close readings of Pauline texts. -- Catholic Biblical Quarterly
An excellent book on the major issues of the interpretation of Paul in earliest Christianity. -- America
Manages to situate Paul within Judaism and at the same time to bring out what is new and fresh about Pauline Christianity. Wright's respect for the biblical text, knowledge of modern scholarship, theological imagination, pastoral concern, and ability to communicate make this an excellent guide to Paul and his theology. -- Theology Today
Crisply argued and passionately written, this volume will provoke the reader to return to Paul's letters with fresh insights and a host of new questions.