Paul and Pseudepigraphy


In Paul and Pseudepigraphy, an international group of scholars engage open questions in the study of the Apostle Paul and those documents often deemed pseudepigraphal. This volume addresses many traditional questions, including those of method and the authenticity of several canonical Pauline letters, but they also reflect a desire to think in new ways about persistent questions surrounding pseudepigraphy. The focus on pseudepigraphy in relationship to Paul affords a unique opportunity to address this innovative inclination, not readily available in studies of New Testament pseudepigraphy in general. Regarding these concerns, new approaches are introduced, traditional evidence is reassessed, and some new suggestions are offered. In addition to Pauline letters, treatments of related non-canonical Pauline pseudepigraphs are included in discussion.

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Stanley E. Porter, Ph.D. (1988), University of Sheffield, is President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has edited each Pauline Studies volume and has published numerous monographs, edited volumes and peer-reviewed articles on a range of topics in New Testament, Greek language and linguistics, and especially Pauline studies.
Gregory P. Fewster is a graduate of McMaster Divinity College and is an Adjunct Instructor at Great Lakes Bible College in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Creation Language in Romans 8 (Brill) and serves as Associate Editor for the journal Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics.
"The Pauline Studies series edited by Porter has become an excellent collection covering a range of crucial aspects in the study of the Pauline corpus. [...] this volume is a welcome contribution to the study of Pauline pseudepigraphy." – Jason Maston, Highland Theological College, in: Religious Studies Review 41/2 (June 2015)
"This is an extremely rich and unified volume, that will aid further research in this area. The editors are to be commended for Bringing together this rich collection of essays." - Paul Foster, University of Edinburgh, in: The Expository Times 130 (4), 2019
Stanley E. Porter and Gregory P. Fewster. On Pauline Pseudepigraphy: An Introduction

I. Critical Issues in Pauline Pseudepigraphy

Armin D. Baum, Authorship and Pseudepigraphy in Early Christian Literature: A Translation of the Most Important Source Texts and an Annotated Bibliography

Stanley E. Porter, Pauline Chronology and the Question of Pseudonymity of the Pastoral Epistles

Gregory P. Fewster, Hermeneutical Issues in Canonical Pseudepigrapha: The Head/Body Motif in the Pauline Corpus as a Test Case

Andrew W. Pitts, Style and Pseudonymity in Pauline Scholarship

H. J. van Ness, The Problem of the Pastoral Epistles: An Important Hypothesis Reconsidered

II. Pauline Pseudepigraphy within the Christian Canon

Sigurd Grindheim, A Deutero-Pauline Mystery? Ecclesiology in Colossians and Ephesians

Christina M. Kreinecker, The Imitation Hypothesis: Pseudepigraphic Remarks on 2 Thessalonians with Help from Documentary Papyri

Linda L. Belleville, Christology, Greco-Roman Religious Piety, and the Pseudonymity of the Pastoral Letters

Clare K. Rothschild, Hebrews as an Instructional Appendix to Romans

Bryan R. Dyer, The Epistolary Closing of Hebrews and Pauline Imitation

III. Pauline Pseudepigraphy outside the Christian Canon

Philip L. Tite, Dusting off a Pseudo-Historical Letter: Re-thinking the Epistolary Aspects of the Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans

Ilaria Ramelli, The Pseudepigraphical Correspondance between Seneca and Paul: A Reassessment

Michael Kaler, The Heretics’ Apostle and Two Pauline Pseudepigrapha from Nag Hammadi

Those with an interest in criticism of the Pauline and deutero-Pauline letters, ancient pseudepigraphy, and early Christian literature.
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