Un decennio di studi su Paolo (1997-2008)

È possibile stilare una rassegna dei più importanti studi su Paolo apparsi nell’ultimo decennio? In maniera esaustiva, evidentemente no. Il web, tuttavia, permette di farsi un’idea sufficientemente adeguata dello stato attuale degli studi. Il sito di The Review of Biblical Literature, ad esempio, consente di seguire l’evolversi degli studi biblici soprattutto in area anglosassone e statunitense, attraverso una serie di recensioni consultabili online.

Sulla base delle recensioni presenti in questo sito, salvo poche eccezioni, abbiamo cercato di selezionare una trentina di titoli (33 + 1, per la precisione), disponendoli in ordine cronologico. Questa rassegna, inutile precisarlo, non ha alcuna pretesa di completezza, e in qualche caso potrebbe persino risultare arbitraria (non da ultimo per la completa omissione di autori italiani). Non tutti i contributi, inoltre, hanno pari importanza e valore.

1997

Paul between Damascus and Antioch. The Unknown Years
Hengel, Martin – Schwemer, Anna Maria
Louisville: Westminster John Knox

Philo and Paul among the Sophists
Winter, Bruce W.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

1998

Listening to the Text: Oral Patterning in Paul’s Letters
Harvey, John D.
Grand Rapids: Baker Books

Paul’s Early Period. Chronology, Mission Strategy, Theology
Riesner, Rainer
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans

1999

The Jesus Movement: A Social History of Its First Century
Stegemann, Ekkehard – Stegemann, Wolfgang
Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1999

Die liminale Theologie des Paulus: Zugänge zur paulinischen Theologie aus kulturanthropologischer Perspektive
Strecker, Christian
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

2000

Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus
Akenson, Donald Harman
Oxford: Oxford University Press

The Religion of Paul the Apostle
Ashton, John
New Haven: Yale University Press

The Letters to the Thessalonians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
Malherbe, A. J.
New York: Doubleday

2001

Paul in the Roman World: The Conflict at Corinth
Grant, Robert M.
Louisville: Westminister John Knox

Paul and the New Perspective: Second Thoughts on the Origin of Paul’s Gospel
Kim, Seyoon
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans

2002

Paul, Thessalonica, and Early Christianity
Donfried, Karl Paul
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans

L’épitre de Paul aux Romains
Légasse, Simon
Paris: Cerf

2003

Conflict and Identity in Romans: The Social Setting of Paul’s Letter
Esler, Philip F.
Minneapolis: Fortress

Der Brief an die Römer
Lohse, Eduard
Göttingen: Vandehoeck & Ruprecht

The Galatians Debate: Contemportary Issues in Rhetorical and Historical Interpretation
Nanos, Mark D.
Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson

Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook
Sampley, J. Paul (ed.)
Harrisburg: Trinity Press International

Paulus: Leben und Denken
Schnelle, Udo
Berlin: De Gruyter

Roman Wives, Roman Widows: The Appearance of New Women and the Pauline Communities
Winter, Bruce W.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans

2004

In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom
Crossan, John Dominic – Reed, Jonathan L.
San Francisco: Harper

Paul, une théologie en construction
Dettwiler, Andreas – Kaestli, Jean-Daniel – Marguerat, Daniel (eds.)
Geneve: Labor et Fides

The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul
Dunn, James D. G. (ed.)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Hidden Transcripts and the Arts of Resistance: Applying the Work of James C. Scott to Jesus and Paul
Horsley, Richard (ed.)
Leiden: Brill

Cities of Paul: Images and Interpretations from the Harvard New Testament and Archaeology Project
Koester, Helmut (ed.)
Minneapolis: Fortress

The Pauline Canon
Porter, Stanely E. (ed.)
Leiden: Brill

2005

Argumentiert Paulus logisch?: Eine Analyse vor dem Hintergrund antiker Logik
Mayordomo, Moisés
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck

Persuading the Galatians: A Text-Centred Rhetorical Analysis of a Pauline Letter
Tolmie, D. Francois
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck

2006

Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul
Malina, Bruce J. – Pilch, John J.
Minneapolis: Fortress

New Chapters in the Life of Paul: The Relative Chronology of His Career
Tatum, Gregory
Washington, D.C.: The Catholic Biblical Association of America

2007

Solving the Romans Debate
Das, A. Andrew
Minneapolis: Fortress

Romans: A Commentary
Jewett, Robert
Minneapolis: Fortress

Paul and His World: Interpreting the New Testament in Its Context
Koester, Helmut
Minneapolis: Fortress Press

Jesus and Paul: Parallel Lives
Murphy O’Connor, Jerome
Collegeville: Liturgical Press

2008

Divine and Human Agency in Paul and his Cultural Environment
Barclay, John – Gathercole, Simon (eds.)
New York: T&T Clark