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Douglas A. Campbell on Galatians 5:11

The latest issue of NTS has an article by Campbell on Galatians 5:11

Douglas A. Campbell, “Galatians 5.11: Evidence of an Early Law-observant Mission by Paul?” New Testament Studies. 57:3 (2011): 325-347.

Campbell argues that Paul originally taught a “fully law-observant gospel” to Gentiles that included circumcision but later changed his mind and taught against that view. Personally I think this conclusion is untenable because the “offense of the cross” was always there but feel free to read his article and refute my ignorance!


Pistis Christou and 2 Corinthians 4:13

Douglas Atchison Campbell, a strong proponent of the subjective genitive view has published an article in the latest issue of JBL in which he argues that 2 Corinthians 4:13 provides evidence for Jesus being the subject of the verb. He concludes:

this text provides an instance of the verb πιστεύω being used in Paul with Christ as its implicit subject, with a further application of his ongoing belief to the Christian by way of the Spirit, who is also specified in context. Consequently, this text contributes significantly to the πίστις Χριστοῦ debate even though its contributions might not be immediately apparent (356).

In this article he interacts extensively with the literature on Galatians and it is another worthwhile contribution to this debate, which seems to have become of extreme interest to him. By my count this is the eighth publication in which he has spoken to this issue. I have updated my bibliography with this article and another. Happy reading!

Campbell, Douglas A. “2 Corinthians 4:13: Evidence in Paul That Christ Believes.” Journal of Biblical Literature. 128:2 (2009): 337-356.

Douglas Campbell on the Faithfulness of Jesus in Romans and Galatians

I stumbled across this SBL presentation paper today:

Douglas A. Campbell, “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Romans and Galatians (with special reference to Romans 1:17 & 3:22).” SBL, 2007.

You too can download yourself a copy.

This follows up an earlier essay that he wrote back in 2002 addressing Jesus in Romans and Galatians:

Douglas A. Campbell, “The Story of Jesus in Romans and Galatians.” In Narrative Dynamics in Paul: A Critical Assessment. Edited by Bruce W. Longenecker. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. 97-124.

In his first footnote he says that the material in this presentation was primarily drawn from his forthcoming book: The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. He promises that the section on Galatians is 52,000 words long, so it should provide some food for thought. It’s due out in the middle of December so we don’t have too long to wait although at almost 1400 pages it is a little pricey (especially in Canada). 0802831265, 9780802831262.

Campbell has also penned two other article on the faith/faithfulness issue:

Douglas A. Campbell, “False Presuppositions in the Pistis Christou Debate: A Response to Brian Dodd.” Journal of Biblical Literature. 116:4 (1997): 713-719.

Douglas A. Campbell, “Romans 1:17–A Crux Interpretum for the Pistis Christou Debate.” Journal of Biblical Literature. 113:2 (1994): 265-285.