Monthly Archives: March 2012

New Perspectives on Paul (13) – Some Concluding Thoughts

Here we deal all too briefly with some concerns raised about the New Perspectives on Paul. Again, I am indebted to Kent L. Yinger’s succinct work, The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011) The New … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul (12) – Other Voices

This and the next blog post will be my last in this current series on the New Perspective(s) on Paul (NPP) for a while, although we are likely to return to this theme later.  In this post and the next, … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul (11) – Jacob Jervell (IV)

Well, even though we are doing a series on New Perspectives on Paul, I thought you would all enjoy becoming even better acquainted with the iconoclastic views of Jacob Jervell. Although his views were at first regarded eccentric by some, … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul (10) – Jacob Jervell (III)

In this, our third installment on the thought of Jacob Jervell, we will be focusing on what he has to say about Paul in the Book of Acts.  But first we begin with a bit of context–the very Jewish milieu … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul (9) – Jacob Jervell (II)

Today we continue with some of the thoughts of Jacob Jervell on Luke-Acts.  Behind his writing here is the assumption that Luke and Acts were written after the Destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C. E., with Acts being … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul (8) – Jacob Jervell (I)

One of the earliest and most innovative of New Perspectives Newer Testamental scholars is Jacob Jervell. Although his name is not generally brought up, his contributions make him more than qualified to be in the New Perspectives on Paul Hall … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul (7) – Where Wright Gets it Wrong (Part III)

Today we continue our current series on New Perspectives on Paul  by looking at Douglas Harink’s refutation of the third pillar of N. T. Wright’s supersessionist perspective.  By the way, Wright would possibly deny that he is a supersessionist, but … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul and Why They Matter (6) – Where Wright Gets it Wrong (Part II)

We are now in the midst of considering Douglas Harink’s responses to N. T. Wright’s supersessionist interpretation of Romans 9-11. I want to remind us all that Wright is a great theologian and a masterful communicator: but I believe he … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul and Why They Matter (5) – Where Wright Gets it Wrong (Part I)

In this and one or two more posts, we will critique some of N. T. Wright’s perspectives on the Jewish people. Please remember though that he is a great theologian and a splendid man, even if we find him horrifically … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on Paul and Why They Matter (4) – N. T. Wright

Nicholas Thomas Wright (born 1 December 1948) is an Anglican bishop and a leading New Testament scholar. He is published as N. T. Wright when writing academic work, or Tom Wright when writing for a more popular readership. His books … Continue reading

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