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The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law

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A prominent evangelical scholar reevluates Paul's view of the Old Testament low in light of the biblical texts and recent scholarly debate.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Baker Academic (first published 1993)
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Michael Brooks
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read. Although it is from 1993, it still holds amazing value when looking at all the complex issues related to Paul & the Law. That might be its greatest asset! Schreiner did a great job laying out the issues, major inerpretations, major movements, his thesis, objections and responses. He did this in a way that was orderly and effective. At the end of the day what matters most was his exegesis. I thought his handling of the texts was balanced, faithful and detailed. His ...more
Matthew Henry
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Good book but confusing to follow often. I only gave it 3 stars though I think it is excellent and worth the time to read. However, trying to keep track of the various strains of argument became a bit arduous at time thus making it not as clear as it could be.
Nathan Marone
The biggest compliment I can pay to any work like this one is that it is exegetically sound and I'm happy to offer that compliment to The Law and Its Fulfillment. Though wading through some very complex theology, Schreiner's hermeneutics are even-keeleed and sober throughout. He displays modesty often, despite the fact that he regularly interacts with his scholarly opponents. And though it may not seem that radical, I am impressed with his ability to circle back to a basic Reformation theology o ...more
Jacob O'connor
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Several years ago I debated a Seventh-day Adventist pastor.  The topic was: is the Sabbath obligatory for believers?   He thought yes.  I argued no.  My argument went a bit like this:

1. By the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.

2.  Sabbath keeping is a work of the law

3.  Therefore no flesh will be justified by Sabbath keeping

The pastor took the wind out of my sails immediately.  He conceded that we are not justified by keeping the Sabbath.  To my consternation, the rest of the conversat
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Schreiner's book is a detailed exegetical study of the Apostle Paul's theology of the Mosaic Law. Schreiner offers a biblically balanced and careful rebuttal of the New Perspective on Paul, clearly articulating a defense of the traditional understanding of Paul, the Law, and 2nd Temple Judaism. This book is dense, tightly argued, and comprehensive, but it is highly recommended for serious students of Scripture who want to understand how the New Testament interprets and applies the Old Testament ...more
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
The biggest problem with this book is that Schreiner is better at expositing the theories of others than he is his own. I think this is because he was giving summaries of their thoughts (which tended to be short, to the point, and clear), and long, well-cited defenses of his own. The end result was that I came away from it wanting to know more about what Bultmann, Sanders, Dunn, et al said, and not caring nearly as much about Schreiner's own opinions. Of course, that's the problem with most scho ...more
Tyler Cox
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic exegesis on the Law and Pauline Theology. One of the best books on the Law that I've read.
Ray Wilkins
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Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including New Testament Theology; Magnifying God in Christ; Apostle of God's Glory in Christ; and Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.
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