Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

Damit Gott sei alles in allem: Studien zum paulinischen und frühjüdischen Universalismus
Holtz, Gudrun

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007 pp. xi + 650. $221.00

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 149

Description: Christianity is generally seen as differing from Judaism in that, rather than being the religion of a specific people, it is open to all peoples. It is St Paul the Apostle who above all is regarded as overcoming Jewish particularism and preparing the way for Christian universalism. G. Holtz shows that a contrast of this kind does justice neither to Paul nor to the Judaism of his age. A detailed comparison of the Letters of St Paul with contemporary Jewish writings, especially the literature of Qumran and the work of Philo of Alexandria shows that on both sides there were tendencies towards openness and towards delineation.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). In May 2019, SBL improved security of its main site with a new login procedure that requires an email address and a password, instead of an SBL member number. RBL’s login procedure is now synched to SBL’s. Please use your email address and SBL password to log in to RBL. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBL’s Terms of Use.

Email Address
SBL Password
 Forgot Your Password
 Join SBL or Renew Membership

Review by Lars Kierspel
Published 8/1/2009
Citation: Lars Kierspel, review of Gudrun Holtz, Damit Gott sei alles in allem: Studien zum paulinischen und frühjüdischen Universalismus, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2009).

Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.


Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us