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Paul and the Law


Mohr Siebeck 1987

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Gathering Interest


Renowned Pauline scholar Heikki Räisänen explores the tenuous relationship between the apostle Paul and the Jewish law. Exploring important texts in Paul’s epistles concerning his writings on the Law, this resource has helped to reframe the discussion on the evolution of Paul’s thought and theology.

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Key Features

  • Presents contemporary views on Paul’s thought and theology regarding Judaism and the Law
  • Sheds light on some of the key influences and most discussed passages of Paul’s work


  • Introduction
  • The Oscillating Concept of Law
  • Is the Law Still in Force?
  • Can the Law Be Fulfilled?
  • The Origin and Purpose of the Law
  • The Antithesis between Works of Law and Faith in Christ
  • Conclusions
  • Paul’s View of the Law Compared with Other Early Christian Conceptions
  • The Origins of Paul’s Conception of the Law

Product Details

  • Title: Paul and the Law
  • Author: Heikki Räisänen
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • Publication Date: 1987
  • Pages: 320
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Topic: Jewish Law

About Heikki Räisänen

Heikki Räisänen (1941–2015) was a Finnish doctor of theology, and was a professor of New Testament biblical studies a the University of Helsinki from 1975 to 2006.

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