Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The "Lutheran" Paul and His Critics

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004 - Religion - 488 pages
Here, finally, is a much-needed review and analysis of the divergent interpretations of Paul. With a clear head and winsome sense of humor, Stephen Westerholm compares the traditional understanding of Paul to more recent readings, drawing on the writings of key figures in the debate both past and present.

Westerholm first offers a detailed portrait of the "Lutheran" Paul, including the way such theologians as Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and Wesley have traditionally interpreted "justification by faith" to mean that God declares sinners "righteous" by his grace apart from "works." Westerholm then explores how Paul has fared in the twentieth century, in which "New Perspective" readings of Paul see him teaching that Gentiles need not become Jews or observe Jewish law to be God's people. The final section of the book looks anew at disputed areas of Paul's theological language and offers compelling discussion on the place of both justification by faith and Mosaic law in divine redemption.
 

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Contents

Martin Luther
22
John Calvin
42
John Wesley
64
A Portrait of the Lutheran Paul
88
Wrede and Schweitzer
101
Montefiore Schoeps and Sanders
117
Kummel and Stendahl
134
Drane Hiibner and Raisanen
164
The Law and Faith
321
The Law and Legalism
330
The Law and Torah
335
Grace in Sanderss Judaism
341
The Evidence in Review
352
Thessalonians
353
and 2 Corinthians
361
Galatians
366

Lutheran Responses
201
Other Perspectives
226
The Quotable AntiLutheran Paul
249
Extraordinary Dikaiosness
273
Divine Dikaiosness
284
Dikaiosness and the Covenant
286
The Law in Paul
297
The Meaning of Law
298
The Law and Works
300
Romans
384
Philippians
401
Ephesians the Pastorals and James?
404
The Law in Gods Scheme
408
Grace Abounding to Sinners or Erasing Ethnic Boundaries?
440
Bibliography
446
Index of Authors
472
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature
476
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Professor of biblical studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

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