James Dunn (theologian)

James Dunn (theologian)

James D. G. ("Jimmy") Dunn was for many years the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. Since his retirement he has been made Emeritus Lightfoot Professor. He is a leading British New Testament scholar broadly in the liberal Protestant tradition. Dunn is especially associated with the New Perspective on Paul, along with Tom Wright and E. P. Sanders. He is credited with coining this phrase during his 1982 Manson Memorial Lecture.

Dunn has an M.A. and B.D. from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. and D.D. from the University of Cambridge. For 2002, Dunn was the President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the leading international body for New Testament study. Only three other British scholars had been made President in the preceding 25 years.

In 2005 a festschrift was published dedicated to Dunn, comprising articles by 27 New Testament scholars, examining early Christian communities and their beliefs about the Holy Spirit. (cite book |author= edited by Graham N. Stanton, Bruce W. Longenecker & Stephen Barton |title=The Holy Spirit and Christian origins: essays in honor of James D. G. Dunn |publisher=W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co |location=Grand Rapids, MI |year=2004 |isbn=0-8028-2822-1 |oclc= |doi=)

Dunn has taken up E.P. Sanders' project of redefining Palestinian Judaism in order to correct the Christian view of Judaism as a religion of works-righteousness. One of the most important differences to Sanders is that Dunn perceives a fundamental coherence and consistency to Paul's thought. He furthermore criticizes Sanders' understanding of the term 'justification', arguing that Sanders' understanding suffers from an "individualizing exegesis."

Writing

Dunn has written or edited numerous books and papers, including:
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=Christology in the making: a New Testament inquiry into the origins of the doctrine of the incarnation |publisher=Westminster Press |location=Philadelphia |year=1980 |isbn=0-664-24356-8 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=Romans 1-8, 9-16 |publisher=Word Books |location=Waco, Tex |year=1988 |isbn=0-8499-0252-5 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=Jesus, Paul, and the law: studies in Mark and Galatians |publisher=Westminster/John Knox Press |location=Louisville, Ky |year=1990 |isbn=0-664-25095-5 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=Unity and diversity in the New Testament: an inquiry into the character of earliest Christianity |publisher=SCM Press |location=London |year=1990 |isbn=0-334-02436-6 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn and Alan M. Suggate |title=The justice of God: a fresh look at the old doctrine of justification by faith |publisher=W.B. Eerdmans |location=Grand Rapids, Mich |year=1994 |isbn=0-8028-0797-6 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D.G. Dunn |title=The Epistle to Galatians |publisher=Hendrickson Publishers |location=Peabody, Mass |year= |isbn=1-56563-036-X |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: a commentary on the Greek text |publisher=William B. Eerdmans Publishing |location=Grand Rapids, Mich |year=1996 |isbn=0-8028-2441-2 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=The theology of Paul the Apostle |publisher=W.B. Eerdmans Pub |location=Grand Rapids, Mich |year=1998 |isbn=0-8028-3844-8 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn (editor) |title=The Cambridge companion to St. Paul |publisher=Cambridge University Press |location=Cambridge, UK |year=2003 |isbn=0-521-78694-0 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn, general editor, editor of the New Testament; John W. Rogerson, editor of the Old Testament and Apocrypha |title=Eerdmans commentary on the Bible |publisher=W.B. Eerdmans |location=Grand Rapids, Mich |year=2003 |isbn=0-8028-3711-5 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn |title=Christianity in the Making: Vol. 1, Jesus Remembered |publisher=William B. Eerdmans Publishing |location=Grand Rapids, Mich |year=2003 |isbn=0-8028-3931-2 |oclc= |doi=
*cite book |author=James D. G. Dunn, |title=A New Perspective On Jesus: What The Quest For The Historical Jesus Missed (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology) |publisher=Baker Academic |location=Grand Rapids, Mich |year= |isbn=0-8010-2710-1 |oclc= |doi=

External links

* [http://www.thepaulpage.com The New Perspective on Paul]


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