Matthew Montonini's review of The Future of the People of God

Sat, 02/07/2011 - 10:20

I hope it’s not too immodest to draw attention to a review of my book The Future of the People of God by Matthew Montonini that begins:

Many books one reads, especially in the area of biblical studies, are solid and sane, but very few have the potential to shift entire paradigms in the way we think about a figure or text. Andrew Perriman’s The Future of the People of God: Reading Romans Before and After Western Christendom… has this rare potential.

Makes me wonder if the book wasn’t perhaps a little over-ambitious!

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