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Where is Boasting?

Simon J Gathercole

Where is Boasting?

Simon J Gathercole

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Simon J. Gathercole is lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

- Publisher This important work challenges the validity of the "New Perspective"on Paul and Judaism. Working with new data fom Jewishliterature and a fresh reading of Romans 1-5, Simon Gathercoleproduces a far-reaching criticism of the current approach to Pauland points a new way forward.Building on a detailed examination of the past generation ofscholarship on Paul and early Judaism, Gathercole's work followstwo paths. First, he shows that while early Judaism was not trulyoriented around legalistic works-righteousness, it did consider obedienceto the Law to be an important criterion at the final judgment.On the basis of this reconstruction of Jewish thought and arereading of Romans 1-5, Gathercole advances his main argument-- that Paul did indeed combat a Jewish perspective that saw obedienceto the Law both as possible and as a criterion for vindicationat the final judgment. Paul's reply is that obedience to the Law isnot a criterion for the final judgment because human nature makesobedience to the Law impossible. His doctrine of justification cantherefore be properly viewed in its Jewish context, yet anthropologicalissues also take center stage.

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About "Where is Boasting?"

Simon J. Gathercole is lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
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This important work challenges the validity of the "New Perspective"on Paul and Judaism. Working with new data fom Jewishliterature and a fresh reading of Romans 1-5, Simon Gathercoleproduces a far-reaching criticism of the current approach to Pauland points a new way forward.Building on a detailed examination of the past generation ofscholarship on Paul and early Judaism, Gathercole's work followstwo paths. First, he shows that while early Judaism was not trulyoriented around legalistic works-righteousness, it did consider obedienceto the Law to be an important criterion at the final judgment.On the basis of this reconstruction of Jewish thought and arereading of Romans 1-5, Gathercole advances his main argument-- that Paul did indeed combat a Jewish perspective that saw obedienceto the Law both as possible and as a criterion for vindicationat the final judgment. Paul's reply is that obedience to the Law isnot a criterion for the final judgment because human nature makesobedience to the Law impossible. His doctrine of justification cantherefore be properly viewed in its Jewish context, yet anthropologicalissues also take center stage.
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Simon J Gathercole

Simon J. Gathercole (Ph.D., The University of Durham) is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Cambridge, prior to that he was for seven years Lecturer in the Department of Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

He is the author of The Gospel of Judas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007); The Pre-existent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark and Luke (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006) Divine and Human Agency in Paul and his Cultural Environment. Edited with J.M.G. Barclay (London/New York: Continuum, 2006); The Book of Tobit: Texts, Comparisons, Lexicon and Concordance to the Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Syriac Versions. Edited with L.T. Stuckenbruck & S.D.E. Weeks, eds. (Fontes et Subsidia ad Bibliam Pertinentes; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004) and Where is Boasting? Early Jewish Soteriology and Paul's Response in Romans 1-5 (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002).
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  • Catalogue Code 183856
  • Product Code 0802839916
  • EAN 9780802839916
  • Pages 318
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Oct 2002
  • Sales Rank #22556
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.850kg

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