New Book: Paul and Gnosis

Paul and Gnosis. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and David I. Yoon.  Pauline Studies 9; Leiden: Brill, 2016.


The volume includes, among much else, some new essays on the vexed topic of Paul and Gnosticism. Brill’s description is as follows: “This collection of essays—the ninth volume in Brill’s Pauline Studies series—features Paul and his relationship to knowledge. Gnosis, the Greek word generally translated as “knowledge,” is broadly interpreted, and the essays contained in this volume revolve around both a more general notion of knowledge in relation to Paul and more specific references to Gnosticism. Several of these essays discuss Paul’s use of “knowledge” words, Paul’s knowledge and understanding of key themes and ideas in his writings, Paul’s interpreters in light of gnostics like Valentinus and Marcion, and Gnosticism in light of Paul’s letters. This collection of essays exposes the reader to crucial topics regarding Paul and Gnosis that are not readily addressed elsewhere.”

See the online edition here.