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Law and Its Fulfillment

Thomas R Schreiner

Law and Its Fulfillment

Thomas R Schreiner

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"In this excellent book Professor Schreiner reasserts the traditional Protestant understanding of Paul's approach to the Mosaic law with clarity and exegetical rigor. These qualities have made his treatment of this hotly contested issue one of the standard works in the field. Hopefully this new paperback edition will put the book on the shelf of everyone interested in Pauline theology."--Frank Thielman"No single area of Paul's theology has occupied more scholarly attention in the last twenty years than 'Paul and the Law.' Despite a maze of conflicting interpretations, significant advances in our understanding of the topic have been achieved. Sadly, the average evangelical pastor and congregation, and not a few professionally trained systematic theologians, seem entirely unaware of these developments. Some of them offer a striking paradigm shift from classic Reformation thought. Schreiner offers a reliable guide to the recent discussion in readable style, helping us know where our views should change and where Calvin and Luther remain on target. Overall Schreiner's book remains an excellent evangelical synthesis and critique of the issues. It is good to have this new edition in paperback."--Craig L. Blomberg"A trustworthy guide through the thicket of current discussion, Dr. Schreiner provides thoughtful analysis and his own balanced conclusions. This rewarding book is marked by evenhandedness, clear thinking, first-rate scholarship, and above all by solid, faithful exegesis. One of the most helpful discussions available."--Donald A. Hagner"The place of the law in the theology of Paul is one of the most difficult and disputed areas in contemporary New Testament study, not least since the advent of the so-called 'new perspective' on Paul some twenty years ago. Baker Book House is therefore to be commended for making available in paperback version Tom Schreiner's volume on this important theme. His comprehensive work addresses the major issues, engages in a careful exegetical study of the significant Pauline texts relating to the law, interacts with a wide range of secondary literature bearing on the major theological issues, and carefully nuances his conclusions. Dr. Schreiner defends the historic Protestant viewpoint with clarity and conviction. He writes in an irenic spirit, and treats differing positions fairly and courteously. Even if readers disagree on particular points they will be grateful to him for having laid out the issues so clearly."--Peter O'Brien

- Publisher A prominent evangelical scholar reevaluates Paul's view of the Old Testament law in light of the biblical texts and recent scholarly debate.

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"In this excellent book Professor Schreiner reasserts the traditional Protestant understanding of Paul's approach to the Mosaic law with clarity and exegetical rigor. These qualities have made his treatment of this hotly contested issue one of the standard works in the field. Hopefully this new paperback edition will put the book on the shelf of everyone interested in Pauline theology."--Frank Thielman"No single area of Paul's theology has occupied more scholarly attention in the last twenty years than 'Paul and the Law.' Despite a maze of conflicting interpretations, significant advances in our understanding of the topic have been achieved. Sadly, the average evangelical pastor and congregation, and not a few professionally trained systematic theologians, seem entirely unaware of these developments. Some of them offer a striking paradigm shift from classic Reformation thought. Schreiner offers a reliable guide to the recent discussion in readable style, helping us know where our views should change and where Calvin and Luther remain on target. Overall Schreiner's book remains an excellent evangelical synthesis and critique of the issues. It is good to have this new edition in paperback."--Craig L. Blomberg"A trustworthy guide through the thicket of current discussion, Dr. Schreiner provides thoughtful analysis and his own balanced conclusions. This rewarding book is marked by evenhandedness, clear thinking, first-rate scholarship, and above all by solid, faithful exegesis. One of the most helpful discussions available."--Donald A. Hagner"The place of the law in the theology of Paul is one of the most difficult and disputed areas in contemporary New Testament study, not least since the advent of the so-called 'new perspective' on Paul some twenty years ago. Baker Book House is therefore to be commended for making available in paperback version Tom Schreiner's volume on this important theme. His comprehensive work addresses the major issues, engages in a careful exegetical study of the significant Pauline texts relating to the law, interacts with a wide range of secondary literature bearing on the major theological issues, and carefully nuances his conclusions. Dr. Schreiner defends the historic Protestant viewpoint with clarity and conviction. He writes in an irenic spirit, and treats differing positions fairly and courteously. Even if readers disagree on particular points they will be grateful to him for having laid out the issues so clearly."--Peter O'Brien
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A prominent evangelical scholar reevaluates Paul's view of the Old Testament law in light of the biblical texts and recent scholarly debate.
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Meet the Author

Thomas R Schreiner

Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. He serves as Associated Dean of the School of Theology.
Dr. Schreiner joined the Southern faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Serieson the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15; Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude.
Dr. Schreiner was educated at Western Oregon University (B.S.) Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (M.Div.; Th.M.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The Background To The Debate
    1. the Meaning Of The Term Law In Paul
    2. why The Works Of The Law Cannot Save
    3. the Purpose Of The Law
    4. is Paul Opposing Jewish Legalism?
    5. the Temporary Nature Of The Mosaic Covenant
    6. the Fulfillment Of The Law By Christians
    7. did Paul Teach Justification By Works?
    8. soundings From The Rest Of The New Testament
    conclusion

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 124232
  • Product Code 0801021944
  • EAN 9780801021947
  • Pages 296
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 1998
  • Sales Rank #22648
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.485kg

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