Paul's Three Paths to Salvation
: "We no longer need to separate Paul from Judaism in order to claim his Christianness," writes Gabriele Boccaccini, adding, "nor do we need to separate him from the early Jesus movement in order to state his Jewishness." With this...
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"We no longer need to separate Paul from Judaism in order to claim his Christianness," writes Gabriele Boccaccini, adding, "nor do we need to separate him from the early Jesus movement in order to state his Jewishness." With this guiding principle Boccaccini unpacks the implications of Paul's "belonging" simultaneously to Judaism and Christianity to arrive at the surprising and provocative conclusion that there are in fact three means of salvation:
For Jews, adherence to Torah. For gentiles, good works according to conscience and natural law. For all sinners, forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ.
Paul's Three Paths to Salvation is an attempt to reconcile the many facets of Paul's complex identity while reclaiming him from accusations of intolerance, and Boccaccini's work in reestablishing the figure of Paul as a messenger of God's Mercy to the sinners is an important contribution to the ongoing conversation about Paul's place in the contemporary pluralistic world.
Gabriele Boccaccini ( Ph.D., Judaic Studies, University of Turin, Italy) is professor of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins at the University of Michigan and director of the Enoch Seminar, a biennial international conference on the Enoch literature. He is the editor and author of numerous books on Second Temple Judaism including Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the Book of Parables; Enoch and Qumran Origins: New Light on a Forgotten Connection; Beyond the Essene Hypothesis: The Parting of the Ways between Qumran and Enochic Judaism; Roots of Rabbinic Judaism: An Intellectual History, from Ezekiel to Daniel; and Enoch & The Mosaic Torah: The Evidence of Jubilees
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.Dr. David Bentley Hart PhD., currently holds the Robert J. Randall Chair in Christian Culture at Providence College. Dr. Hart is the author of numerous theological essays and books, many of which discuss issues related to divine immutability and human suffering. He is best known for his The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth (Eerdmans, 2003), and The Doors of the Sea: Where was God in the Tsunami? (Eerdmans, 2005).
- :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>1. Introduction: Paul The Jew And Paul The Christian<br /> 2. Paul The Convert Who Never Converted<br /> 3. Paul The Apocalyptic Jew<br /> 4. Paul The Messianic Jew<br /> 5. The Eschatological Gift Of Forgiveness<br /> 6. The Divine Christology Of Paul The Jew<br /> 7. Justified By Faith, Judged By Works<br /> 8. Paul The Apostle To The Gentiles<br /> 9. Summary And Conclusion</p>