Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul’s Anthropology

Susan Eastman’s book, Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul’s Anthropology is an attempt to generate a three-way conversation between stoic understandings of personhood, contemporary cognitive science/philosophy, and Pauline scholarship. She argues that Paul’s writings—at least in modern scholarship—have been read through the lens of Enlightenment assumptions about persons as autonomous, discrete, self-determining individuals. As EastmanContinue reading “Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul’s Anthropology”

Paul’s New Perspective

Paul’s New Perspective is Paul’s old perspective. That’s the Garwood Anderson’s thesis in Paul’s New Perspective. In this long (+400 page) but very readable book Anderson argues against those advocates of The New Perspective on Paul and those of the Traditional Protestant Perspective (sometimes called the Lutheran view) showing that neither camp really gets PaulContinue reading “Paul’s New Perspective”

The Righteousness of God in Historical Context

A few days ago I posted some thoughts on what I think Paul meant by “the righteousness of God” in Romans 3:21-26 21 But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all whoContinue reading “The Righteousness of God in Historical Context”

Book Review – Justification Reconsidered by Stephen Westerholm

Of making many books [on Paul] there is no end, and much study [of Pauline theology] wearies the body. – Ecclesiastes 12:12 Woznicki Paraphrase Stephen Westerholm, Justification Reconsidered – Rethinking a Pauline Theme, Eerdmans, 2013, 104pp. I am currently thinking about two books on Paul, the first book is about 1700 pages long and theContinue reading “Book Review – Justification Reconsidered by Stephen Westerholm”