Paul and the Jews offers the beginning Pauline student an entrance into the interesting world of Pauline studies. Andrew Das examines the question, “How did Paul’s thinking compare with that of the Jews of his time?” He provides a survey of the scholarly views on this question and then presents his own conclusions.
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- Explores the possible differences between the thinking of Paul and other Jews of the time
- Examines Paul’s life and teachings through a cultural and historical context
- Discusses Paul’s relationship and writings regarding Jews
- Paul and the Jews: A New Starting Point
- The Crisis in Galatia: Salvation in Christ and the Mosaic Law
- The Situation at Rome: The Law-Observant and the Non-Law-Observant
- The Messiah and Israel’s Election in Romans
- Israel’s Priority among the Nations
- The Curse of the Mosaic Law
- The Mosaic Law in the Life of the Christian
- Reflections: Paul, the Apostle of Hope
Praise for the Print Edition
Arguing for a newer perspective on Paul as a way to understand how the great Apostle viewed the Jewish people and their law in the light of Jesus Christ, Andrew Das has made a significant contribution to Pauline studies that will also serve as a firm exegetical footing for a constructive dialogue between Christians and Jews. Professor Das’ careful reading of Paul’s letters, especially Romans and Galatians, shows that while Paul affirms the centrality of Jesus Christ for salvation, Paul is not a super-sessionist. Paul and the Jews opens new vistas for those searching for an informed understanding of Paul’s thinking about Israel, its law, and its Messiah.
—Frank J. Matera, professor of New Testament, The Catholic University of America
The topic of Andrew Das’ new work requires that he address a whole series of issues that have proven controversial in recent Pauline scholarship: the two-covenant theory, the identification of the ‘weak’ and the ‘strong’ in Romans 14, the place of the law in the lives of Christians, and, of course, the ongoing debate between the ‘new perspective’ and traditional readings of Paul. All are tackled head-on in an accessible, informed, and balanced way. Das’ fresh—and thoughtful—proposals are sure to garner attention, and Paul’s impact on Jewish-Christian relations is the subject of stimulating reflections. A book for students and scholars alike.
—Stephen Westerholm, associate professor, McMaster University
- Title: Paul and the Jews
- Author: A. Andrew Das
- Series: Library of Pauline Studies
- Publisher: Baker Academic
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 256
About A. Andrew Das
A. Andrew Das is the Niebuhr Distinguished Chair and professor of religious studies at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He is the author of several books, including Paul, the Law, and the Covenant.