Paul and the Law A Contextual Approach

ISBN-10: 0830818545

ISBN-13: 9780830818549

Edition: N/A

Authors: Frank Thielman

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No issue in contemporary Pauline studies is more contested than Paul's view of the law. Headline proponents of the "new perspective" on Paul, such as E.P. Sanders and J.D.G. Dunn, have maintained that the Reformational readings of Paul have led to distorted understandings of first-century Judaism, of Paul and particularly of Paul's diagnosis of the Jewish situation under the law.Others have responded by arguing that while our understanding of Paul needs to be tuned to the clearer sounds now emanating from Jewish texts of the apostle's day, the basic Reformational insight into Paul's analysis of the human plight remains true to the apostle. Paul was opposing works righteousness.Paul & The Law is a careful attempt to assault this crucial interpretive problem with a new strategy. Rather than taking a systematic, topical approach, Frank Thielman examines Paul's view of the law in context: the context of each letter's language and argument. While many studies have focused on Paul's explicit statements about the law, Thielman goes further in investigating those contexts where Paul's language is allusive and his view implied.The result is an illuminating and significant contribution to Pauline studies. Paul & the Law clarifies our understanding of Paul's perspective on the law in the light of his gospel of Jesus Christ, and it reaffirms the coherence and integrity of Pauline theology as it relates to this pivotal axis of his thought.
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List price: $27.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Frank Thielman (PhD, Duke University) is Presbyterian professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Philippians in the NIV Application Commentary series. SPANISH BIO: Frank Thielman es profesor de Exegesis Griega en la Beeson Divinity School desde 1989. Es un reconocido erudito en el Nuevo Testamento, y experto en el estudio de las epistolas de Pablo.

Paul, The Law & Judaism
The Creation & Collapse of a Theological Consensus
Oppression, Election & Salvation
The Law of Moses & the Hope of Israel in the Time of Paul
Sanctified Gentiles in Thessalonica
A Paradox in the Thessalonian Letters
Sanctified Gentiles in Corinth
The Paradox Intensifies
Old Covenant & New in the Corinthian Letters
The Paradox Explained
The Law of Moses & the Law of Christ in Galatians
Rubbish & Resource
The Law of Moses in Phillippians
The Law of Moses, The Human Plight & the Law of Faith in Romans 1-
Old Covenant Sin & New Covenant Sanctity in Romans 5-
Old Convictions in New Settings: The Law of Moses in Paul's Later Letters
Paul & the Law in Context
Scripture Index
Index of Modern Authors
Subject Index
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