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The Apostle of God: Paul and the Promise of Abraham [Hardcover]

By John L. White (Author)
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Most interpreters of Paul emphasize that for Paul, God, as universal lawgiver and judge, effects righteousness through Christ's saving death, that is, along lines entirely compatible with Paul's previously Pharisaic understanding of God. But since for Paul the power of Torah and tradition to save had in essence its legs kicked out from under it, the questions need to be asked, What made it possible for Gentiles to be saved? What effect did Paul's conversion have on his understanding of God? Loyola University Professor John L. White contends that to understand the Christ-event in accordance with Torah and Jewish tradition, Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles recognized in Abraham and Sarah (as neither ethnically Jewish nor Torah-bound) the explanation for the new status of Gentiles. Because of Christ, the promised seed of Abraham, the Gentiles receive the blessing of Abraham. For the apostle of God, this revelation came not from others or from human teaching, but from his encounter with the God of Abraham and Sarah.

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Most interpreters of Paul emphasize that for Paul, God, as universal lawgiver and judge, effects righteousness through Christ's saving death, that is, along lines entirely compatible with Paul's previously Pharisaic understanding of God. But since for Paul the power of Torah and tradition to save had in essence its legs kicked out from under it, the questions need to be asked, What made it possible for Gentiles to be saved? What effect did Paul's conversion have on his understanding of God? Loyola University Professor John L. White contends that to understand the Christ-event in accordance with Torah and Jewish tradition, Paul" the Apostle to the Gentiles" recognized in Abraham and Sarah (as neither ethnically Jewish nor Torah-bound) the explanation for the new status of Gentiles. Because of Christ, the promised seed of Abraham, the Gentiles receive the blessing of Abraham. For the apostle of God, this revelation came not from others or from human teaching, but from his encounter with the God of Abraham and Sarah.

"In this unique study White proposes that Paul believed in a creator God who started spiritual creation with Abraham and continued with the resurrected Christ. The procreative God can be seen in Paul's use of analogies and rhetoric. Because of the new creation Paul expects a world in which God is the universal Father and in which Christ is Lord of God's universe and head of the family of faith. To demonstrate his thesis White includes extensive discussion of the Greco-Roman ruler cult and its impact on the readers of Paul's letters, as well as Paul himself. White's assertion that Paul's theology stems from a God of creation rather than a redeemer God will undoubtedlystimulate considerable discussion."
" Graydon F. Snyder, Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Chicago Theological Seminary

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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.37" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   1.46 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 1999
Publisher   Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN  1565632834  
ISBN13  9781565632837  


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A liberation of Paul from Phariseeism  Dec 28, 1999
John White writes about Paul the author as opposed to common perceptions of Paul from Acts and in process liberates Paul from the Pharisaical tradition.

White in the process of reviewing Pauline literature, draws out several controlling metaphors to create an overall Pauline theology. These metaphors include God as mother, father and creator. Through use of these metaphors he explains how the postconversion Paul is markedly different from the preconversion Paul the Pharisee.

Another unique feature of this work is comparing Paul's writing to the social context of the Greco-Roman world. White does an excellent job drawing upon research on Greco-Roman family models to help explain the impact of Paul's theology in the Mediterranean context.

 

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