kregel.com/academic 9 NEW TESTAMENT STUDYING PAUL’S LETTERS WITH THE MIND AND HEART GREGORY S. MAGEE 978-0-8254-4472-2 • $23.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 216 pages Biblical Studies / Paul’s Letters Kregel Academic Rights: World Available This informative survey of Paul’s epistles is conversant with the latest scholarship but written in an engaging style that emphasizes practical application. In each chapter, Gregory MaGee asks and answers a vital question for understand- ing Paul’s letters while prompting the reader to consider the discussion’s personal implications. These questions get at the heart of understanding, interpreting, and living out the Pauline letters. Students and other thoughtful Christians wishing to dig deeper into Paul’s letters will benefit from this contemporary overview, and will be challenged to grow spiritually and apply Paul’s teachings and example. “This is not a typical introduction to the letters of Paul or his theology, nor a handbook for how to interpret the Pauline epistles, but something of a hybrid of the three. MaGee’s clear writing attests his experience as a gifted teacher of undergraduates; his Christian commitments as he handles the Word of God make this book something that pastors can circulate in their churches with confidence. Highly recommended.” —D. A. Carson, professor emeritus of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “For a fresh, well-informed guide to understanding Paul’s letters, Greg MaGee’s new book is just what stu- dents and teachers need. It provides a wealth of valu- able information about the first-century background of Paul and his readers, guidance on how to interpret and apply Paul’s teachings for personal transforma- tion, and a summary of Paul’s central theological ideas—all in a lively, focused style that is well suited for individual study or for a classroom setting.” —Buist Fanning, adjunct professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary Gregory S. MaGee (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of biblical studies at Taylor University. His other publications include Portrait of an Apostle. CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Why Should I Listen to Paul? 3. How Do Paul’s Letters Fit into His Life and Ministry? 4. How Did Paul’s World and Background Shape His Writings? 5. Were All Thirteen Letters Really Written by Paul? 6. How Can I Get the Most Out of Studying Paul’s Letters? 7. How Can I Discern Paul’s Train of Thought in His Letters? 8. Are There Such Things as “Correct” Interpretations of Paul’s Letters? 9. How Can I Wisely Apply Paul’s Teachings? 10. What Are Some Specific Interpretive Challenges in Paul’s Letters? 11. From Where Does Paul Get His Material? 12. How Does Paul Interact with the Old Testament? 13. What Are the Experts Saying About Paul These Days? 14. What Ideas Were Especially Important to Paul?