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13 - Did Paul Abandon either Judaism or Monotheism?

from Part III - Paul’s Theological Discourse

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 June 2020

Bruce W. Longenecker
Affiliation:
Baylor University, Texas
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Pauline theology has often been defined in ostensible contrast to Judaism, especially Jewish monotheism and Jewish law observance. This essay reconsiders the evidence for this contrast, looking again at key Pauline texts and interrogating scholarly assumptions about Judaism and monotheism in antiquity.

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Print publication year: 2020

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Further Reading

Barclay, John M. G. Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016.Google Scholar
Bauckham, Richard. “Paul’s Christology of Divine Identity.” In Jesus and the God of Israel, 182232. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009.Google Scholar
Boccaccini, Gabriele, and Segovia, Carlos A., eds. Paul the Jew: Rereading the Apostle as a Figure of Second Temple Judaism. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2016.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bockmuehl, Markus. “‘The Form of God’ (Phil 2:6): Variations on a Theme of Jewish Mysticism.” Journal of Theological Studies 48 (1997): 123.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Ehrensperger, Kathy. Paul at the Crossroads of Cultures: Theologizing in the Space Between. London: T&T Clark, 2013.Google Scholar
Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. Our Mother Saint Paul. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2007.Google Scholar
Fredriksen, Paula. Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017.Google Scholar
Hill, Wesley. Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015.Google Scholar
Nanos, Mark D., and Zetterholm, Magnus, eds. Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Novenson, Matthew V. Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.Google Scholar
Novenson, Matthew V.Paul’s Former Occupation in Ioudaismos.” In Galatians and Christian Theology, edited by Elliott, Mark, Hafemann, Scott J., Wright, N. T., and Frederick, John, 2439. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2014.Google Scholar
Sanders, E. P. Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983.Google Scholar
Segal, Alan F. Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990.Google Scholar
Wasserman, Emma. Apocalypse as Holy War: Divine Politics and Polemics in the Letters of Paul. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018.Google Scholar

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