Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism (ed. Gabriele Boccaccini and Carlos A. Segovia; 2016)

Just published! – “Paul was not an apostle of intolerance who preached only one path to salvation, and was not only the apostle of Gentiles who showed two distinctive paths to salvation: the Torah for the Jews and Christ for Gentiles. Paul the Jew was the apostle of God’s Mercy, announcing three paths to salvation: righteous Jews have the Torah, righteous Gentiles have their own conscience, and sinners (Jews and Gentiles alike) have Christ the Forgiver.” (Gabriele Boccaccini) —

Papers from the Nangeroni Meeting (Rome 2014). —

“The decades-long effort to understand the apostle Paul within his Jewish context is now firmly established in scholarship on early Judaism, as well as on Paul. The latest fruit of sustained analysis appears in the essays gathered here, from leading international scholars who take account of the latest investigations into the scope and variety present in Second Temple Judaism. Contributors address broad historical and theological questions—Paul’s thought and practice in relationship with early Jewish apocalypticism, messianism, attitudes toward life under the Roman Empire, appeal to Scripture, the Law, inclusion of Gentiles, the nature of salvation, and the rise of Gentile-Christian supersessionism—as well as questions about interpretation itself, including the extent and direction of a “paradigm shift” in Pauline studies and the evaluation of the Pauline legacy. Paul the Jew goes as far as any effort has gone to restore the apostle to his own historical, cultural, and theological context, and with persuasive results.”–Publisher description. —

Published in Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016. —

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