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The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scripture
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The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scripture


Eerdmans 2005

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The Conversion of the Imagination contains some of the best work on Paul by first-rate New Testament scholar Richard B. Hays. These essays probe Paul’s approach to scriptural interpretation, showing how Paul’s reading of the Hebrew Scriptures reshaped the theological vision of his churches. Hays’ analysis of intertextual echoes in Paul’s letters has touched off exciting debate among Pauline scholars and made the contours of Paul’s thought more recognizable. These studies contain some of the early work leading up to Hays’ seminal Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. They also show how Hays has responded to critics and further developed his thought in the years since. Among the many subjects covered here are Paul’s christological application of Psalms, Paul’s revisionary interpretation of the Law, and the influence of the Old Testament on Paul’s ethical teachings and ecclesiology.

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About Richard B. Hays

Richard B. Hays is dean and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. He is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His book, The Moral Vision of the New Testament, was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century.