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Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle
Nanos, Mark D. and Magnus Zetterholm, editors

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015 pp. x + 350. $23.40



Description: In these chapters, a group of renowned international scholars seek to describe Paul and his work from “within Judaism,” rather than on the assumption, still current after thirty years of the “New Perspective,” that in practice Paul left behind aspects of Jewish living after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). After an introduction that surveys recent study of Paul and highlights the centrality of questions about Paul’s Judaism, chapters explore the implications of reading Paul’s instructions as aimed at Christ-following non-Jews, teaching them how to live in ways consistent with Judaism while remaining non-Jews. The contributors take different methodological points of departure: historical, ideological-critical, gender-critical, and empire-critical, and examine issues of terminology and of interfaith relations. Surprising common ground among the contributors presents a coherent alternative to the “New Perspective.” The volume concludes with a critical evaluation of the Paul within Judaism perspective by Terence L. Donaldson, a well-known voice representative of the best insights of the New Perspective.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, Other Methods

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Review by A. Chadwick Thornhill
Published 7/28/2016
Citation: A. Chadwick Thornhill, review of Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm, eds., Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


Review by Mark M. Mattison
Published 9/14/2015
Citation: Mark M. Mattison, review of Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm, eds., Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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