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A Theological Introduction to Paulís Letters: Exploring a Threefold Theology of Paul
Kim, Yung Suk

Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2011 pp. xi + 149. $19.00


Description: In this study Kim explores a new way of reading Paul's letters and understanding his theology with a focus on three aspects of Paul's gospel: "the righteousness of God," "faith of Christ," and "the body of Christ." Kim argues that Paul's thought can be best understood by reading these genitives as the subjective or attributive genitives, rather than as the objective genitives. The subjective or attributive reading places an emphasis on the subject's participation: God's participatory righteousness, Christ's faithful obedience to God, and the believer's living of Christ's body. Using this approach, Kim investigates the root of Paul's theology in a wide array of texts and contexts: in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, the Greco-Roman world, and Paul's canonical letters. In doing so, Kim synthesizes Paul's theology and ethics seamlessly, balancing the roles of God, Christ, and believers in Paul's gospel.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature

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Review by Jason Weaver
Published 8/1/2012
Citation: Jason Weaver, review of Yung Suk Kim, A Theological Introduction to Paulís Letters: Exploring a Threefold Theology of Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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