The Apostle Paul is the most notable Christian missionary and perhaps the most influential New Testament author. The greatest theologians in the church’s history—Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Karl Barth, and others—have repeatedly turned to Paul, and the central doctrines of the church hinge on the theology found in Paul’s writings. Yet in recent decades, disputes over the historicity of Paul’s letters and the emergence of the New Perspective have led scholars to reevaluate central Pauline texts, leading to controversy, dispute, and a fractured understanding of Paul’s intent.
The author competently demonstrates that the equality of Jew and Gentile is the main subject matter of Paul's soteriological argument in his letter to the Romans. Chae argues that it is Paul's self-awareness of being an apostle to the Gentiles that has significantly influenced the shape, content and structure of his inclusive argument. Thus he offers an important alternative to the prevailing post-Holocaust interpretation of Romans and of Paul.
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- Further notes on Paul's Apostolic self-awareness and his "My Gospel"
- Includes bibliographical references
- Contains passage, author, and subject indexes
- Title: Paul as Apostle to the Gentiles: His Apostolic Self-Awareness and Its Influence on the Soteriological Arguments in Romans
- Author: Daniel Chae
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 1997
- Pages: 378
About Daniel Chae
Daniel Chae received his PhD from London School of Theology, where he was also Tutor and Research Fellow. He became the founding pastor of Eastbury Church, where he served until 2004. Since then, he has served as Director of MV DOULOS, a missionary community ship.