James D G Dunn

James D. G. Dunn (born 1939) is a British New Testament scholar in the Anglican tradition. He is also Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham. Dunn has an M.A. and B.D. from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. and D.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Dunn is associated with the New Perspective on Paul^[1]^ - having coined the the term in 1983 - and specializes in early Christianity. It has been stated, as a popular quote about Dunn, "Anyone who is interested in the rigorous study of early Christianity and who has not engaged with the works of James D. G. Dunn is not really interested in the rigorous study of early Christianity." ^[2]^


Selected publications

  • _Beginning from Jerusalem_, Christianity in the Making, vol. 2 (Eerdmans, 2009) ISBN 0802839320
  • The New Perspective on Paul, revised edition (Eerdmans, 2007) ISBN 0802845622
  • The Theology of Paul the Apostle (Eerdmans, 2006) ISBN 0802838448
  • Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: An Inquiry into the Character of Earliest Christianity, 3rd edition (SCM, 2006) ISBN 0334029988
  • A New Perspective on Jesus: What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missed (Baker, 2005) ISBN 0801027101
  • ed., Cambridge Companion to St Paul (Cambridge, 2003) ISBN 0521781558
  • Jesus Remembered, Christianity in the Making, vol. 1 (Eerdmans, 2003) ISBN 0802839312
  • The Christ and the Spirit: Collected Essays of James D.G. Dunn (Eerdmans, 1998) ISBN 0802841759
  • Romans 1-8, Word Biblical Commentary (Thomas Nelson, 1988) ISBN 0849902371
  • Romans 9-16, Word Biblical Commentary (Thomas Nelson, 1988) ISBN 0849902525
  • The Evidence for Jesus (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1985) ISBN 0664246982


  1. ? Along with N.T. Wright and E.P. Sanders, among others
  2. ? http://www.chbookshop.co.uk/product.asp?id=2385820

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Online writings