Justification and Variegated Nomism, Vol. 2: Paradoxes of Paul
Carson, D. A.; O'Brien, Peter T.; Seifrid, Mark A.
"The authors make important contributions to the debate surrounding Paul's view of the law. . . . Graduate students and Pauline scholars alike will find much here to reward a close reading."See All
Religious Studies Review
"[This volume will] serve as the starting point of choice for those seeking a critique of the 'new perspective.'"See All
A. Andrew Das
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"[This volume] is well worth reading as a corrective to some emphases of the new perspective."See All
David P. Efroymson
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"These writers engage [New Perspective] interpretations of crucial Pauline passages and topics. Their criticisms are credible and even-handed, and bring to bear exegetical, biblical-theological, systematic-theological, and historical-theological insights upon a complex set of issues. . . . When this volume as a whole is taken into consideration, one cannot help but be impressed with what is a charitable, vigorous, and well-researched contribution to one of the most important questions of the day. Readers will be gratified to see that the gospel they have embraced is capable of just such a defense. Although this work is not the last word on these issues (and, in fairness, it does not claim to be), it will be for the foreseeable future a benchmark response to the New Perspective on Paul."See All
Guy Prentiss Waters
"In this book, twelve internationally noted scholars weigh in on the covenantal nomism of Second Temple Judaism first championed by E. P. Sanders. Together with the first volume of 'Justification and Variegated Nomism,' 'The Paradoxes of Paul' has now become the definitive conversation partner, if not at times sparring partner, with the multifaceted approach known as the new perspective on Paul. The selections are incisively rich, provocatively rewarding, and well worth the read."See All
David P. Moessner
professor of biblical theology, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
"The editors have put together an impressive list of largely evangelical NT scholars. . . . Those desiring to provide further readings of Pauline texts along a 'new perspective' angle of approach will need to deal with the contributions in this volume."See All
Source: The Gospel Coalition
A comprehension of Paul's understanding of the law and justification has been a perennial problem for historians and biblical scholars. In light of new studies on early Judaism, an international group of New Testament scholars reexamines Paul's understanding of Old Testament law in this second volume of Justification and Variegated Nomism.
Martin Hengel, Douglas J. Moo, Timothy George, Stephen Westerholm, S. J. Gathercole, Moises Silva, Robert W. Yarbrough, Timo Laato, Henri Blocher, D. A. Carson, Peter T. O'Brien, and Mark A. Seifried.