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Apocalyptic Paul: Cosmos and Anthropos in Romans 5Ė8
Gaventa, Beverly Roberts, editor

Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2013 pp. ix + 197. $34.95

Description: Romans 5Ė8 revolve around Godís dramatic cosmic activity and its implications for humanity and all of creation. Apocalyptic Paul measures the power of Paulís rhetoric about the relationship of cosmic power to the Law, interpretations of righteousness and the self, and the link between grace and obedience. A revealing study of Paulís understanding of humanity in light of Godís apocalyptic action through Jesus Christ, Apocalyptic Paul illuminates Romans 5Ė8 and shows how critical this neglected part of Romans was to Paulís literary project.

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

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Review by Timothy Gombis
Published 4/2/2015
Citation: Timothy Gombis, review of Beverly Roberts Gaventa, ed., Apocalyptic Paul: Cosmos and Anthropos in Romans 5Ė8, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2015).

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