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Perspectives of Jesus in the Writings of Paul: A Historical Examination of Shared Core Commitments with a View to Determining the Extent of Paul's Dependence on Jesus
     

Perspectives of Jesus in the Writings of Paul: A Historical Examination of Shared Core Commitments with a View to Determining the Extent of Paul's Dependence on Jesus

by Gerry Schoberg
 

Was Paul shaped by the movement that began with the teaching and activities of Jesus, or did he start something new? Attempts to answer this question one way or the other have a long history dating back to the nineteenth century. The purpose of this book is to raise the question again in light of more recent scholarly work—especially in light of historical

Overview

Was Paul shaped by the movement that began with the teaching and activities of Jesus, or did he start something new? Attempts to answer this question one way or the other have a long history dating back to the nineteenth century. The purpose of this book is to raise the question again in light of more recent scholarly work—especially in light of historical Jesus research and the so-called New Perspective on Paul.

The strategy employed is to find family resemblances between Jesus and Paul on matters that are both fundamentally important and distinctive and that can best be explained in terms of Paul's dependence on Jesus. Three aspects of Jesus' ministry—his welcome of the marginalized, his challenge to his followers that they would share his fate, and his belief that God was doing something profoundly new—are presented as the source of three corresponding aspects in Paul's thought—his welcome of Gentiles, his language of participation, and his belief in the present reality of new creation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620320082
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Princeton Theological Monograph Series
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Gerry Schoberg is Senior Academic Administrator and Lecturer in New Testament at Regent College, Vancouver. He holds a PhD in New Testament from the University of Bristol.

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