30. Orthodox Readings of Paul

  1. Stephen Westerholm
  1. Theodore G. Stylianopoulos

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395778.ch30

The Blackwell Companion to Paul

The Blackwell Companion to Paul

How to Cite

Stylianopoulos, T. G. (2011) Orthodox Readings of Paul, in The Blackwell Companion to Paul (ed S. Westerholm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395778.ch30

Editor Information

  1. McMaster University, Canada

Author Information

  1. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188449

Online ISBN: 9781444395778



  • orthodox readings of Paul;
  • Paul, Canon, and rule of faith - Paul's letters taken up into the biblical canon, Bratsiotes, receiving wide attention in theological debates;
  • Paul, worship and doctrine - in Orthodoxy, faith, prayer, creed, proclamation, teaching and practice, forming a seamless whole;
  • Hurtado's words, music to Orthodox ears - Orthodox scholars, profound continuities between Paul and patristic theology;
  • dogmatic tradition itself - understood as intellectual contour of normative Christian thought;
  • Greek words and concepts from contemporary culture - terms ousia (essence) and homoousios (of the same essence);
  • Paul, the Church Fathers, and meaning of salvation - unity of worship, doctrine and biblical material centering on proclamation “Jesus is Lord”;
  • Paul in Modern Greek Biblical Studies - after the Ottoman rule, studies of Scripture, claiming a “scientific” basis in Greece;
  • “Pauline soteriology” composed in modern Greek - by Jack G. Khalil (2004), a Lebanese Orthodox biblical scholar, who studied in Greece and Germany;
  • centrality that Zolotas attributes to the teaching of justification in Paul (1904, 14–17)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Paul, Canon, and the Rule of Faith

  • Paul, Worship, and Doctrine

  • Paul, the Church Fathers, and the Meaning of Salvation

  • Paul in Modern Greek Biblical Studies

  • References