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Paul & the Law: A Contextual Approach

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No issue in contemporary Pauline studies is more contested than Paul's view of the law. Headline proponents of the "new perspective" on Paul, such as E.P. Sanders and J.D.G. Dunn, have maintained that the Reformational readings of Paul have led to distorted understandings of first-century Judaism, of Paul and particularly of Paul's diagnosis of the Jewish situation under t ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 14th 1995 by IVP Academic (first published November 1994)
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Threads the needle, showing why grace is not lawlessness, but also why law keeping is not the answer:

I would recommend this work as a fascinating study of the role that Paul's concept of holiness plays in relationship to the surpassed Mosaic Law. We find in contemporary theology that there is a disagreement on the nature of sexual purity in regards to the idea of justification by grace alone. The contemporary argument is that anything goes because God does not judge and grace is the better way
Cary Hughes
I believe this is the best work on Paul's understanding of the law in light of the Gospel. Outstanding work by one of the finest NT scholars today
Richard Wright
Still challenges me after all these years.
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