Item description for Paul and the Jews (Library of Pauline Studies) by A. Andrew Das...
Overview The latest book in our Library of Pauline Studies series, Paul and the Jews examines the question, How did Pauls 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.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 6.76" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2003
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1565636767 ISBN13 9781565636767
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More About A. Andrew Das
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 and the Jews.
A. Andrew Das currently resides in the state of Illinois.
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A good sequel May 21, 2005
Here is another good book examining the merits of the New Perspective on Paul. In contrast to his previous book "Paul, the Law, and the Covenant," Das deals more with themes pertaining to the New Perspective than providing a rigorous examination of certain passages in Second Temple literature, Romans and Galatians. In this book, instead, he examines the place and role of ethnic Israel, the Mosaic Law, and Jesus Christ in redemptive history. Particularly good are chapters two, three, six, and seven. In these chapters Das deals with the issue of the Law in the post-Mosaic dispensation period. In summary, Das argues that there is an antithetical relationship between Christ and the Law, and that the Law pointed to Christ all along (the only means of salvation). He also nicely summarizes in three points what is wrong with the Law in light of Christ: 1) it requires perfect obedience; 2) it excluded Gentiles from enjoying the blessings of the covenant; and 3) it enslaved sinners. However, the Law is not done away with for those in Christ. Christians, through the power of the Holy Spirit, can and do fulfill the Law. Overall, this book is a useful addition to the collection of works that have sprung up in recent years responding to the New Perspective on Paul.