I was considering a list of top Paul books over the past 10 years.  Here’s the list I had and then below it were other recommendations from friends.  My criteria are that the book has to be general in scope (e.g., theologies) and/or presents an influential or unique perspective. What are your thoughts?

My list (chronologically):

  • Dunn, J. D. G., The Theology of Paul the Apostle. 1998.
  • Engberg-Pedersen, Troels, Paul and the Stoics. 2000.
  • Gorman, M. J., Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross. 2001.
  • Schreiner, T. R., Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology. 2001.
  • Westerholm, S., Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics. 2003.
  • Carson, D. A., P. T. O’Brien, and M. A. Seifrid, Justification and Variegated Nomism. 2001, 2004.
  • Longenecker, Bruce W. ed. Narrative Dynamics in Paul: A Critical Assessment. 2002.
  • Hurtado, L. W., Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity. 2003.
  • Sampley, J. P., Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook. 2003.
  • Watson, Francis, Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith. 2004.
  • Campbell, D. A., The Quest for Paul’s Gospel: A Suggested Strategy. 2005.
  • Schnelle, Udo, Apostle Paul: His Life and Theology. 2005.
  • Jewett, Robert, Romans: A Commentary. 2007.
  • Childs, Brevard, The Church’s Guide to Reading Paul: The Canonical Shaping of the Pauline Corpus. 2008.

Other’s recommended these:

  • Justin Meggitt, Paul, Poverty, and Survival
  • Todd Still and David Horrell, eds, After the First Urban Christians (Forthcoming late 2009)
  • Gordon Fee, Pauline Christology
  • Barclay and Gathercole, Divine and Human Agency
  • Ross Wagner, Heralds of the Good News
  • Terrance Donaldson, Paul and the Gentiles: Remapping
  • Francis Watson, Paul, Judaism and the Geniles: Beyond the New Perspectative
  • Simon Gathercole, Where is Boasting
  • Peter Stuhlmacher, Revisiting Paul’s Doctrine of Justification
  • Todd Still, Jesus and Paul Reconnected
  • Alain Badiou, St. Paul: The Foundations of Universalism