Bo Reicke was for many years Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is the author of The New Testament Era. David P. Moessner is Professor of Biblical Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Ingalisa Reicke is Bo Reicke's widow, and for many years co-edited Theologische Zeitschrift with her husband.
"Reicke's approach to Pauline chronology has a unique flair
compared to many other modern reconstructions. He accounted for all
thirteen of Paul's letters, including the Pastoral Epistles, and
has confidence in the basic accuracy of the description of Paul's
career in the Acts of the Apostles." The Bible Today, July/August
"This volume contains the culmination of much of Prof. Reicke's meticulous historical investigations on the early church. With that work he develops a unique reconstruction of the chronology of Paul's mission. Eschewing literary and theological questions and accepting the basic historical reliability of Acts allows Riecke to attribute all thirteen letters of the Pauline corpus to Paul without relying on a return to the Aegean region after his Roman imprisonment. All readers will find a significant challenge to commonly held reconstructions of Paul's mission and literary activity."--Sanford Lakoff
"The lectures make an important contribution and are a pleasure to read. Their clarity of style and originality of thought make them accessible to all, from beginning student to mature scholar. This book is recommended for all collections that include studies of the history of New Testament documents, as a possible alternative to prevailing views." L. Gaston, emeritus, Vancouver School of Theology, Choice, June 2002.--Sanford Lakoff