Paul and the Jews

Paul and the Jews

by A. Andrew Das

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Overview

The latest book in the Library of Pauline Studies series, Paul and the Jews examines the question, "How did Paul's thinking compare with that of the Jews of his time?" By providing a survey of the scholarly views on this question, Andrew Das offers the beginning Pauline student an entrance into the interesting world of Pauline studies and then presents his own conclusions to this pivotal question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565636767
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Series: Library of Pauline Studies
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

A. Andrew Das is Niebuhr Distinguished Chair and professor of religious studies at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He is the author of several books, including Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxi
1Paul and the Jews: A New Starting Point1
2The Crisis in Galatia: Salvation in Christ and the Mosaic Law17
The Situation in Galatia: "You" and "They"17
Further Identifying the "They" Group23
The Heart of the Conflict30
Paul's Apocalyptic Perspective34
Paul's Critique of the Law: Initial Observations36
Rethinking an Elect Covenant People42
Galatians in Review48
3The Situation at Rome: The Law-Observant and the Non-Law-Observant49
Rome, Judaism, and the First Christians50
Claudius's Edict Expelling the Jews53
The Evidence of Paul's Letter61
Gentile Christians Still within the Jewish Synagogues?69
Romans 14:1-15:6 Revisited75
4The Messiah and Israel's Election in Romans78
The Election of Christians79
An Elect People Not Benefiting from Their Election83
God's Impartiality and Israel's Advantage86
Ethnic Israel--God's Elect, or God's Elect within Israel88
Ethnic Israel's Stumbling over the Messianic Stone90
The Salvation of "All Israel": Three Approaches96
Paul's Vision of Ethnic Israel's Fate109
5Israel's Priority among the Nations114
Again: Israel's Privilege (Rom 11:11-26)115
Israel as Mediator of God's Blessings in Galatians120
Paul's Censure of the Jewish People (1 Thess 2:14-16)128
Israel's Priority in Summary140
6The Curse of the Mosaic Law141
What Paul Finds Wrong about the Law: Perfect Obedience142
What Paul Finds Wrong about the Law: Ethnic Exclusivity149
What Paul Finds Wrong about the Law: An Enslaving Power151
The Meaning of "Law" [characters not reproducible]155
7The Mosaic Law in the Life of the Christian166
The Abolition of Slavery and the Law of Christ166
God's Will for the Christian: Christ and the Law173
God's Standard for Judgment181
The Spirit Takes Hold of the Law184
Reflections: Paul, the Apostle of Hope187
Select Bibliography197
Index of Modern Authors221
Index of Subjects225
Index of Ancient Sources227

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