Reading Romans in Context Paul and Second Temple Judaism Case of 60



Readers of Paul today are more than ever aware of the importance of interpreting Paul’s letters in their Jewish context. In Reading Romans in Context a team of Pauline scholars go beyond a general introduction that surveys historical events and theological themes and explore Paul’s letter to the Romans in light of Second Temple Jewish literature.

In this non-technical collection of short essays, beginning and intermediate students are given a chance to see firsthand what makes Paul a distinctive thinker in relation to his Jewish contemporaries. Following the narrative progression of Romans, each chapter pairs a major unit of the letter with one or more thematically related Jewish text, introduces and explores the theological nuances of the comparative text, and shows how these ideas illuminate our understanding of the book of Romans.

Contributor(s) Ben C. Blackwell , John K. Goodrich , Jason Maston
About the Contributor(s) Ben C. Blackwell

Ben C. Blackwell (PhD, University of Durham) is Assistant Professor of Christianity at Houston Baptist University and is a former research assistant for N. T. Wright and John Barclay. He is the author of Christosis: Pauline Soteriology in Light of Deification in Irenaeus and Cyril.

John K. Goodrich

John K. Goodrich (PhD, University of Durham) is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He is the author of Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians.

Jason Maston

Jason Maston (PhD, University of Durham) is Lecturer in New Testament at Highland Theological College UHI (UK). He is the author of Divine and Human Agency in Second Temple Judaism and Paul: A Comparative Approach and contributor to and co-editor (with Michael F. Bird) of Earliest Christian History: History, Literature and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel.


UPC 025986517953
ISBN-10 0310517958
ISBN-13 9780310517955
Publish Date Jul 28, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 9.00
Width 6.13
Length 192
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Format Paperback
Language English

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