World’s Biggest Book on Paul?
A couple of weeks ago I agreed to review for a journal N.T. Wright’s new book on Paul . . . sight unseen. Thereafter, it arrived in the post: a two-volume publication comprising nearly 1700 pages! I had expected a big book, but not quite this big! I’ve had to re-schedule delivery of the review (as I’m one of those peculiar fellows who actually reads the books that they agree to review).
I’ve only dipped into it at some places out of curiosity about this or that matter, and I’m not yet ready to comment in public about anything . . . other than its size! In an earlier posting I mentioned Craig Keener’s huge commentary-project on Acts, judging that it was probably the world’s biggest commentary on a single biblical writing by a single author. Well, I’d guess that Wright’s two-volume opus is the world’s biggest single-author work on Paul. I’ll have more than that to say when I’ve had the time to engage its contents more adequately.