Eerdman’s shared the following blurb from Douglas Campbell on Barclay’s Paul and the Gift, which is also found on the back cover of the book. One more reason to give this book a thorough reading (or two or three!):
This brilliant book is a substantial and methodological tour de force. Barclay’s fascinating study complicates the notion of ‘grace’ in Paul’s thinking in terms of ‘gift’ primarily by threading together insights drawn from anthropological, ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman, and exegetical realms of analysis. Subtle engagements with classic theological figures and key modern Pauline interpreters further enrich the discussion. . . . A deeply impressive study by a superb scholar from whom all will learn a great deal. Indeed, future Pauline scholars are now significantly indebted to Barclay for this superabundant scholarly gift.
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