Jacob P. B. Mortensen

Paul Among the Gentiles: A "Radical" Reading of Romans eBook (ePDF)

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This exciting new interpretation of Paul’s Letter to the Romans approaches Paul’s most famous letter from one of the newest scholarly positions within Pauline Studies: The Radical New Perspective on Paul (also known as Paul within Judaism). As a point of departure, the author takes Paul’s self-designation in 11:13 as “apostle to the gentiles” as so determining for Paul’s mission that the audience of the letter is perceived to be exclusively gentile. The study finds confirmation of this reading-strategy in the letter’s construction of the interlocutor from chapter 2 onwards. Even in 2:17, where Paul describes the interlocutor as someone who “calls himself a Jew,” it requests to perceive this person as a gentile who presents himself as a Jew and not an ethnic Jew. If the interlocutor is perceived in this way throughout the letter, the dialogue between Paul and the interlocutor can be perceived as a continuous, unified and developing dialogue. In this way, this interpretation of Romans sketches out a position against a more disparate and fragmentary interpretation of Romans.
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ISBN 978-3-7720-5656-7
EAN 9783772056567
Seiten 366
Format eBook PDF
Ausgabename 38656-2
Verlag A. Francke Verlag
Autor Jacob P. B. Mortensen
Erscheinungsdatum 08.07.2020
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