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I am reading through God and the Faithfulness of Paul: A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N.T. Wright (Mohr Siebeck 2016) and came across this surprising, and somewhat telling, quote from James D.G. Dunn (himself one of the major proponents of the “New Perspective on Paul”) regarding Wright’s big book Paul and the Faithfulness of God:

So what to make of Wright’s (final?) assessment of and contribution to “the new perspective on Paul?” The chief sense is one of disappointment that the new perspective proved to be not very important for him in his climactic treatment of Paul.

[quote from pg. 357]

It seems that, for Dunn at least, N.T. Wright is not “new perspective” enough!