Dr. Thomas Schreiner’s magisterial Paul: Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ is one of my favorite texts on Pauline theology (see also Herman Ridderbos). Methodological concerns of a Pauline “center,” etc., are always challenging, but I think Schreiner – and the scholars that he has influenced – are often closer to going in the right direction than many others.
Here’s my question: did his editor see these?!
Some of Schreiner’s words seem nearly identical, mere sentences away from each other.
Here’s a few examples:
Some see this as “stuffy” orthodoxy and a bourgeois ethic.
4 sentences later…
Some may perceive this as a rigid orthodoxy that focuses on tradition and does not comport with the authentic Paul. (p. 390)
The singular overseer is sometimes seen as distinct from the plural elders, but it is more likely that overseer is a generic term here.
1 sentence later…!
The singular for overseer is likely generic. (p. 387)
No big deal, certainly, but it still left me bemused!
No big deal, certainly, but it still left me bemused! Dr. Thomas Schreiner’s magisterial Paul: Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ is one of my favori