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Mobile Ed: NT395 Perspectives on Paul: Reformation and the New Perspective (audio)
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Mobile Ed: NT395 Perspectives on Paul: Reformation and the New Perspective (audio)

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Lexham Press 2016

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.
$69.99

Overview

Modern interpreters of Paul’s writings have typically assessed these texts in light of the exegetical and theological work of John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Philip Melanchthon. In the last few decades, a contrasting interpretive outlook—the “New Perspective” on Paul—has been articulated and developed by N.T. Wright and other scholars. This New Perspective, relying on a different set of assumptions regarding the Jewish context in which Paul lived and wrote, presents a different understanding of many of Paul’s core teachings. This Mobile Ed course offers a focused description of both the traditional perspective and the New Perspective, comparing them to one another and allowing students to assess Paul’s view of man, conscience, and sin. You will be led through an example text, providing you with interpretation skills that will allow you to explore the New Testament and determine the true relationship between faith and works in each text.

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Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Context of the Class: A Pauline Revolution

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Paul
  • The Influence of Martin Luther
  • Challenge of the New Perspective
  • Course Method
  • Nature of Reception History

Unit 2: What Is the New Perspective on Paul?

  • New View of Judaism: Part 1
  • New View of Judaism: Part 2
  • New View of the “Works of the Law”
  • New View of Paul’s Conscience
  • New View of Justification: Part 1
  • New View of Justification: Part 2
  • Strengths of the New Perspective on Paul
  • The New Perspective versus the Reformers

Unit 3: The Human Plight Apart from Christ

  • Sin in Contemporary Scholarship
  • Sin in Reformation Scholarship
  • The Flesh in Reformation Scholarship
  • The Flesh in Contemporary Scholarship
  • Misunderstanding the Reformers: Paul’s Conscience
  • Misunderstanding the Reformers: The Law and the Conscience

Unit 4: Salvation in Christ: Establishing the Issues

  • Three Key Issues in Paul’s Soteriology
  • Medieval Paraphrase and Paradigm
  • Reformation Paraphrase and Paradigm
  • New Perspective on Paul Paraphrase and Paradigm

Unit 5: Salvation in Christ: The Works of the Law

  • The Exegetical Nature of the Disagreement
  • The Nature of Judaism
  • Data Supporting the New Perspective on Paul
  • Data Supporting the Reformation Perspective
  • Texts Emphasizing Ethical Achievement
  • What of Galatians 2:16 Itself?
  • Conclusions on the Exegetical Debate

Unit 6: Salvation in Christ: Justification by Faith

  • The Implied View of the Reformers
  • Introducing Luther on Justification
  • Luther: Christ Present in Faith
  • Luther on Living an Alien Life: Part 1
  • Luther on Living an Alien Life: Part 2
  • Conclusion on Luther
  • Introducing Philip Melanchthon
  • Melanchthon’s Contribution
  • Melanchthon and Renewal: Part 1
  • Melanchthon and Renewal: Part 2
  • Introducing John Calvin
  • Calvin on Justification and Union with Christ
  • Calvin on Justification and the Bond of the Spirit
  • The Reformers and Justification: Some Conclusions
  • Incorporated Righteousness

Unit 7: Salvation in Christ: The Pistis Iēsou ChristouDebate

  • Translation Options
  • Subjective Genitive: The Faithfulness of Christ
  • Objective Genitive: Faith in Christ
  • Similar Theological Destinations

Unit 8: Good Works

  • Introduction to Good Works and Justification
  • Medieval Interpretation of Galatians 5:6
  • Reformers’ Interpretation of Galatians 5:6
  • The Works of Faith and Justification: Part 1
  • The Works of Faith and Justification: Part 2

Unit 9: Romans 4 as a Test Text

  • Introduction to the Debate
  • Reformation Trajectories
  • Introduction to N. T. Wright on Romans 4
  • Strengths of N. T. Wright on Romans 4
  • Weaknesses of N. T. Wright on Romans 4: Part 1
  • Weaknesses of N. T. Wright on Romans 4: Part 2
  • Weaknesses of N. T. Wright on Romans 4: Part 3
  • Conclusions on Romans 4: Part 1
  • Conclusions on Romans 4: Part 2

Unit 10: Reflections on the Perspectives

  • The Advances of the New Perspective on Paul
  • Problems with the New Perspective on Paul
  • Reconciliation of the Perspectives
  • Ministry Implications: Part 1
  • Ministry Implications: Part 2
  • Ministry Implications: Part 3

Conclusion

  • Balancing Perspectives

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About Stephen Chester

Stephen J. Chester is academic dean and professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, the seminary of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He appreciates North Park as a context where “the life of the mind, the goal of practical ministry, and the need for a deep devotional life are held together as equal values.” Dr. Chester is from the UK and came to North Park in 2006, having previously served on the faculty of International Christian College, Glasgow. He is ordained in the Church of Scotland, and is the author of Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Paul’s Theology and the Corinthian Church and one of the coauthors of Perspectives on our Struggle with Sin: Three Views of Romans 7. He has become deeply interested in the history of Pauline interpretation and is currently writing Righteousness in Christ: Paul, the Reformers, and the New Perspective (forthcoming).

Dr. Chester’s ministry commitments and experiences have largely been in urban contexts. He is married to Betsy, a kindergarten teacher, and they have two adult sons, Iain and Mark. They are members of Immanuel Evangelical Covenant Church, a multiethnic church in a diverse neighborhood. Stephen enjoys his family, watching and refereeing soccer, and pitching in Chicago softball.