For more than a decade, N. T. Wright has been considered one of the leading experts on the life and theology of the apostle Paul. His highly anticipated Paul and the Faithfulness of God—widely regarded as his magnum opus.
Trained at Oxford under the late George Caird, Wright has held teaching posts at some of the world’s leading universities. Not only is Professor Wright a New Testament scholar; he’s also deeply involved in the life of the church. From 2003 to 2010, Wright served as the bishop of Durham, considered the third-highest rank in the Anglican Church. In 2010, Wright left the pulpit and returned to the lectern to take up the position of research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
With Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Wright continues his study of Christian Origins and the Question of God. A number of Wright’s earlier books touched on Paul and his theology—Paul: Fresh Perspectives, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision, commentaries on the Pauline letters in the New Testament for Everyone Series, a major commentary on Romans in the New Interpreter’s Bible, and numerous journal articles. Paul and the Faithfulness of God is considered by most to be Wright’s essential work on Paul—the culmination of a lifetime of study and reflection on the church’s most important theologian and missionary.
If you’re looking to start a serious study on the theology of Paul, get Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Not only will you get arguably the most important study on Paul since E. .P. Sander’s watershed Paul and Palestinian Judaism, but you’ll also get a gem of a book: Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul 1978–2013, 33 essays on Pauline theology that previously appeared in various journals.