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Judgment and Justification in Early Judaism and the Apostle Paul
VanLandingham, Chris

Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2006 pp. xvi + 384. $29.95


Description: Is salvation a gift of God's grace or something Godís followers must earn by good works? How do we reconcile the two emphases that salvation is a bestowal of Godís mercy and that the final judgment will involve an assessment of the way people have lived during their time on earth? Judgment and Justification offers an incisive new look at the Jewish context for our understanding of Paul's teaching. Scholars on all sides of the ongoing debate will benefit by interacting with the texts presented and the provocative arguments the author draws from them.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Literature

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Review by D. A. Carson
Published 12/1/2007
Citation: D. A. Carson, review of Chris Vanlandingham, Judgment and Justification in Early Judaism and the Apostle Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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