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Paul and Palestinian Judaism : a comparison of patterns of religion

Author: E P Sanders
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Fortress Press, 1977
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chief aims of this book are: to consider methodologically how to compare two (or more) related but different religions; to destroy the view of Rabbinic Judaism which is still prevalent in much, perhaps most, New Testament scholarship; to establish a different view of Rabbinic Judaism; to argue a case concerning Palestinian Judaism (that is, Judaism as reflected in material of Palestinian provenance) as a whole;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E P Sanders
ISBN: 0800618998 9780800618995 0800604997 9780800604998
OCLC Number: 23280626
Description: xviii, 627 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Tannaitic literature. The persistence of the view of rabbinic religion as one of legalistic works-righteousness ; The use of rabbinic material ; The nature of Tannaitic literature ; The election and the covenant ; Obedience and disobedience; reward and punishment ; Reward and punishment and the world to come ; Salvation by membership in the covenant and atonement ; Proper religious behavior : zakah and tsadaq ; The Gentiles ; The nature of religious life and experience --
The Dead Sea scrolls. The covenant and the covenant people ; Election and predestination ; The commandments ; Fulfilment and transgression; the nature of sin; reward and punishment ; Atonement ; The righteousness of God and the righteousness of man ; The religious life --
Apocrypha and pseudepigrapha. Ben Sirach ; I Enoch ; Jubilees ; The Psalms of Solomon ; IV Ezra --
Palestinian Judaism --
Paul. The solution as preceding the problem ; Pauline soteriology ; The law, the human plight and the relationship of the solutions to it ; Covenantal nomism in Paul ; Judgment by works and salvation by grace ; Coherence, relevance and sources ; Appendix : perspectives on 'God's righteousness' in recent German discussion / Manfred T. Brauch.
Responsibility: E.P. Sanders.

Abstract:

The chief aims of this book are: to consider methodologically how to compare two (or more) related but different religions; to destroy the view of Rabbinic Judaism which is still prevalent in much, perhaps most, New Testament scholarship; to establish a different view of Rabbinic Judaism; to argue a case concerning Palestinian Judaism (that is, Judaism as reflected in material of Palestinian provenance) as a whole; to argue for a certain understanding of Paul; to carry out a comparison of Paul and Palestinian Judaism. - Preface.

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