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Understanding Paul: The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans

Understanding Paul: The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans

by Stephen Westerholm

Two thousand years later, Paul attracts more attention than any other figure from antiquity besides one," writes Stephen Westerholm. Why the fascination with the apostle Paul? Westerholm explains that Paul remains such a compelling figure because he was "a man completely captivated by a particular way of looking at life." Using the themes of t… Read more…

Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking A Pauline Theme

Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking A Pauline Theme

by Stephen Westerholm

Much has been written of late about what the apostle Paul really meant when he spoke of justification by faith, not the works of the law. This short study by Stephen Westerholm carefully examines proposals on the subject by Krister Stendahl, E. P. Sanders, Heikki Raisanen, N. T. Wright, James D. G. Dunn, and Douglas A. Campbell. In doing so, Westerholm notes… Read more…

Paul and Judaism Revisited A Study of Divine and Human Agency in Salvation

Paul and Judaism Revisited A Study of Divine and Human Agency in Salvation

by Stephen Westerholm and Preston M. Sprinkle

Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Pauline Studies) Ever since E. P. Sanders published Paul and Palestinian Judaism in 1977, students of Paul have been probing, weighing and debating the similarities and dissimilarities between the understandings of salvation in Judaism and in Paul. Do they really share a comm… Read more…

Reading Sacred Scripture: Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation

Reading Sacred Scripture: Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation

by Stephen Westerholm and Martin Westerholm

 A rich display of the Christian tradition’s reading of Scripture   Though well-known and oft-repeated, the advice to read the Bible “like any other book” fails to acknowledge that different books call for different kinds of reading. The voice of Scripture summons readers to hear and respond to its words as divine address. Not eve… Read more…