“If Jesus is not raised from the dead you are still in your sins (1 Cor 15:17).” What is salvation according to Paul?

  • Blackwell, Ben C. 2011. Christosis: Pauline Soteriology in Light of Deification in Irenaeus and Cyril of Alexandria. Mohr Siebeck (see Section II on Pauline Soteriology)
  • Burnett, Gary W. 2001. Paul and the Salvation of the Individual. Leiden: Brill.
  • Dunn, James D.G. 1998. The Theology of Paul the Apostle. Eerdmans (especially chapters 5 & 6 on Salvation and p237 which includes some words on 1 Cor 15.17).
  • Fee, Gordon. 2004. “Paul and the Metaphors of Salvation: Some reflections on Pauline Soteriology” in The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer, eds S.T. Davis, D. Kendall, and G. O’Collins. Oxford University Press.
  • Gaventa, Beverly R. 1986. From Darkness to Light: Aspects of Conversion in the New Testament. Fortress Press.
  • Gorman, Michael. 2009. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology. Eerdmans.
  • McLean, B. Hudson. 1996. The Cursed Christ: Mediterranean Expulsion Rituals and Pauline Soteriology. Sheffield Academic Press. See especially chapter 5.
  • McGrath, Alister. 2001. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Blackwell Press. (for an introductory view, see the heading “Pauline Images of Salvation”)
  • Munch, Johannes. 1959. Paul and the Salvation of Mankind. Atlanta: John Knox Press (be aware this text is dated in its language referring to humankind and corporate salvation).
  • *Schnelle, Udo. 2003. Apostle Paul: His Life and Theology. De Gruyter. (see especially the section on 1 Corinthians, the Church in Rome, Theology and Christology which both have sections on salvation, and Soteriology)
  • *van der Watt, Jan G., ed. 2005. Salvation in the New Testament: Perspectives on Soteriology. Brill. See especially the chapters on Pauline literature (such as the ones by du Toit; Tolmie; and Breytenbach).

Suggested Practice Gobbets: Romans 5.9-14; 1 Corinthians 6.9-10