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The Rhetoric of Abrahamís Faith in Romans 4
Tan, Andrew Kimseng

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018 pp. xv + 331. $47.00

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Emory Studies in Early Christianity, 20

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Description: Andrew Kimseng Tan examines Romans using sociorhetorical interpretation to determine how Paul attempted to alleviate dissension between Judean (orJewish) and non-Judean (or gentile) Christians. Through his analysis of Paul s rhetoric, Tan reveals that Paul used Abraham's faith in Genesis to demonstrate that the both groups were equally children and heirs of Abraham whose acceptance by God was through the same kind of faith that Abraham possessed, not through the Mosaic law, which Judean Christians claimed gave them a special honored status with God.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Romans, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Rhetorical Criticism

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Review by Jeffrey Aernie
Published 6/25/2020
Citation: Jeffrey Aernie, review of Andrew Kimseng Tan, The Rhetoric of Abrahamís Faith in Romans 4, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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