Stephen Westerholm (b. 1949) is a Canadian scholar and associate professor of biblical studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He received BA and MA degrees from the University of Toronto and a ThD from the University of Lund
(Sweden). He is noted for his work in
Pauline studies and is most recently known for his interaction with the
New Perspective on Paul.
Westerholm, in response to Dunn,
Wright, Stendahl and others, writes that "Students who want to know how a Rabbinic Jew perceived humanity's place in God's world will read Paul with caution and Luther not at all. On the other hand, students
who want to understand Paul, but feel that they have nothing to learn from Martin Luther, should consider a career in metallurgy. Exegesis is learned from the masters." ^^
- Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The "Lutheran" Paul and His Critics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
- Understanding Paul: The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans. Second edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.
- "The New Perspective at Twenty-Five," in
Justification and Variegated Nomism, Vol. 2, ed.
D.A. Carson, P.T. O'Brien, M.A. Seifrid, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004. pp. 1-38.
- Israel's Law and the Church's Faith: Paul and His Recent Interpreters, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.
- ? Israel's Law, p. 173 quoted in
The Attractions of the New Perspective(s) on Paul