It’s been a while since I posted on Campbell’s massive volume, The Deliverance of God. I mostly stopped reading when I realized that I didn’t know Romans well enough to follow his argument. However, as I was looking for the bibliography this morning I noticed the one of the opening pages of the book (right before the title page) contains the Greek text: “οὐαι μοί ἐστιν ἐὰν μὴ εὐαγγελίσομαι.” (Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!). Campbell is of course quoting the great apostle himself from 1 Corinthians 9. I had missed this bit of rhetorical flair, but I appreciate it. His conviction is evident throughout the book, and he’s writing with an eye toward the Church and the Academy.