- The first chapter froms a general introduction
- The next three chapters look at major Pauline themes - Creation and Covenant, Messiah and Apocalyptic, Gospel and Empire
- The fifth to seventh chapters form a miniature systematic account of the main theological contours of Paul's thought - Rethinking God, Reworking God's people and Reimagining God's Future
- A final chapter looks at some key themes - Jesus, Paul and The Task of the Church
The author of the book Tom Wright claims that reading Paul is like climbing a mountain. Those who are used only to the easy tourist path sometimes forget that scaling the vertical craggs is not only more exciting but might sometimes get you to the top more quickly. There will be surprises and riches in store; just when you think you've got Paul's measure, he chuckles nad forces you to read a passage you thought you knew well in a quite different light.
I am really looking forward to continue climbing 'the craggy mountain' by taking this different path / route through looking at Paul in fresh perspectives.