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Divine and Human Agency in Paul and His Cultural Environment : T&T Clark Biblical Studies - John M G Barclay

Divine and Human Agency in Paul and His Cultural Environment

T&T Clark Biblical Studies

Paperback Published: 27th March 2008
ISBN: 9780567084439
Number Of Pages: 208

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Since the work of E.P. Sanders, most modern approaches to this topic have been focused on social or sociological aspects of the issue (particularly in relation to Paul's mission to the Gentiles), but the last few years have seen an increasing willingness to open up questions seemingly 'settled' in the New Perspective, and a renewed desire to examine the structures of theology concerning grace and human action both in Paul and in his contemporary Judaism. It seems now worthwhile to examine to what extent there was an internal debate within Judaism about divine grace and its relation to human agency, and whether this debate could or did spawn various more or less radical solutions.

The aim of this volume is to re-examine Paul within contemporary Jewish debate on this topic, attuned to the significant theological issues he raises without imposing upon him the frameworks developed in later Christian thought.

Mention -New Testament Abstracts, Vol. 53 No. 1, 2009

List of Contributorsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Inner-Jewish Debate on the Tension Between Divine and Human Agency in Second Temple Judaismp. 9
Predestination and Free Will in the Theology of the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 27
The Tension Between God's Command and Israel's Obedience as Reflected in the Early Rabbinic Literaturep. 50
Paul's Anthropological 'Pessimism' In Its Jewish Contextp. 71
Constructing an Antithesis: Pauline and Other Jewish Perspectives on Divine and Human Agencyp. 99
Self-Sufficiency and Power: Divine and Human Agency in Epictetus and Paulp. 117
'By the Grace of God I Am What I Am': Grace and Agency in Philo and Paulp. 140
Sin in God's Economy: Agencies in Romans 1 and 7p. 158
Epilogue: An Essay in Pauline Meta-Ethicsp. 173
Bibliographyp. 184
Index of Biblical and Other Ancient Referencesp. 194
Index of Modern Authorsp. 206
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ISBN: 9780567084439
ISBN-10: 0567084434
Series: T&T Clark Biblical Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 27th March 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 16.05  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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