Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Book Review

Kregel has supplied a very helpful study/teaching tool with their publication of Lars Kierspel’s Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul. I own other volumes of “Charts” that cover different aspects of Biblical studies; however, none of them are as complete as this volume by Kierspel.

The 111 charts range from “snapshot” summaries of Paul’s epistles to discussion about specific issues that arise in the Pauline writings, such as divorce & remarriage, questions about the law, criteria for the selection of elders, to current treatments on the new perspectives on Paul. One of the more helpful features of this resource is the 40+ pages of explanatory comments that follow toward the end of the book.

This is a great teaching tool. The publishers have granted permission to reproduce these charts for classroom use. Even more helpful would be a CD-ROM version that could be loaded to a power point presentation. This may be something that could be considered in future editions.

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