Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Release Date : 2018-08-13
ISBN 13 : 3772000754
Total Pages : 366 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (2 users downloads)
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Download or read book Paul Among the Gentiles: A "Radical" Reading of Romans written by Jacob P. B. Mortensen and published by Narr Francke Attempto Verlag. This book was released on 2018-08-13 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exciting new interpretation of Pauls Letter to the Romans approaches Pauls 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 Pauls self-designation in 11:13 as apostle to the gentiles as so determining for Pauls mission that the audience of the letter is perceived to be exclusively gentile. The study finds confirmation of this reading-strategy in the letters 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.