Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Summary of the New Perspective on Paul

Which brings me to another interesting piece of scholarship going on today concerning Paul today. The New Perspective. It has become quite an issue so I thought I would link to it. A word of warning, it is not necessarily an easy read.

Depending upon one's point of view, the current state of Pauline studies is either exciting or alarming. Traditional interpretations of Paul's letters are being examined afresh with increasing frequency as scholars diligently work to reconstruct Paul's historical context. The fact that these studies may not corroborate traditional Reformed interpretations can be used to discount the growing consensus or to reconsider contemporary approaches to soteriology. Read More.

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