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Where is Boasting?

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This important work challenges the validity of the "New Perspective" on Paul and Judaism. Working with new data fom Jewish literature and a fresh reading of Romans 1–5, Simon Gathercole produces a far-reaching criticism of the current approach to Paul and points a new way forward.

Building on a detailed examination of the past generation of scholarship on Paul and early Ju
Paperback, 318 pages
Published October 24th 2002 by Eerdmans (first published October 15th 2002)
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Timothy Bertolet
Aug 01, 2011 Timothy Bertolet rated it it was amazing
Excellent work showing where the New Perspective on Paul has misread aspects of Second Temple Judaism. He is fair to the aspects they have rightly noted but shows where the view has been reductionistic and even ignored evidence to the contrary. His discussion of the relevant texts is extremely helpful. His treatment of Romans 1-5 is much briefer but still helpful as he interacts with secondary sources.
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I read this book to get a better understanding of some of the criticisms put against the New Perspective on Paul. It has much to recommend but in the end, I did not find Gathercole's criticisms or his grasp of the New Perspective adequate or convincing.
David Varney
Jul 26, 2013 David Varney rated it it was amazing
Excellent. In an area of NT study where confusion reigns, this scholar brings a first-class response to the shaky ground of Sanders et al.
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Simon Gathercole (PhD, University of Durham) is senior lecturer in New Testament studies in the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge and Fellow and director of studies in theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England. A leading British New Testament scholar, he has written several groundbreaking books.
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