The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew: Text, Narrative and Reception History
The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew: Text, Narrative and Reception History

The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew: Text, Narrative and Reception History

in Library of Second Temple Studies

by Isaac W. Oliver, Matthew Thiessen, William S. Campbell, Eric Noffke, Anders Klostergaard Petersen, James A. Waddell, Kathy Ehrensperger, David C. Sim, Giovanni B. Bazzana, Joel Willitts, James H. Charlesworth, George Carras, David J. Rudolph, Judith M. Lieu, Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, David R. Nienhuis, Benjamin G. White, Gabriella Gelardini, David Downs, and Harry O. Maier

Pages 320
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 9/6/2018
ISBN-13 9780567675224
Paul was a Pharisaic Jew whose moment of revelation on the road to Damascus has made him the most famous early Christian convert. His relationship to Christianity is and has been a topic of great interest to scholars of early Christianity and Judaism. This collection of essays examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul's Jewishness and how they seized upon Paul's views on Judaism in order to advance their own claims about Christianity. The essays offer a comprehensive examination of various Christian views on Paul in texts contained both in and outside of the New Testament. Thus, the essays elucidate how the reception of Paul's thought affected the formation of Judaism and Christianity into separate entities.

The chapters include an analysis of Marcion, Paul and the Jews by Judith Lieu, as well as musing on the placement of Acts in Pauline research by James H. Charlesworth and an analysis of Paul in relation to the Greek Old Testament from Harry O. Maier.

  • Table of contents
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction - Isaac W. Oliver, Bradley University, USA and Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan, USA
  • Part I: The Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew in Ephesians
    • 2. The Construction of Gentiles in the Letter to the Ephesians- Matthew Thiessen, McMaster University, Canada
    • 3. “You Who Once Were far off Have Been Brought near.” The Ethne-in-Christ according to Ephesians - William S. Campbell, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, UK
    • 4. Ephesians in the Jewish Political Debate of the First Century: Rethinking Paul's Approach in Facing New Challenges - Eric Noffke, Waldesian School of Theology, Italy
  • Part II: The Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew: The Other Deutero-Pauline Epistles
    • 5. Colossians' Grounding Traditionalization of Paul - Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
    • 6. The Shadow and the Substance: Early Reception of Paul the Jew in the Letter to the Colossians - James Waddell, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, USA
    • 7. Master Nations: Pauline Trajectories according to 1 Timothy - Kathy Ehrensperger, Abraham Geiger College, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Part III: The Rejection of Reception of Paul? Searching for Paul's Opponents
    • 8. Jew Against Jew: The Reception of Paul in Matthew's Christian Jewish Community - David C. Sim, Australian Catholic University, Australia
    • 9. Paul among His Enemies? Exploring Potential Theological Traits in the Pseudo-Clementines - Giovanni B. Bazzana, Harvard University, USA
    • 10. John of Patmos and the Apostle Paul: Antimony or Affinity? - Joel Willits, North Park University, USA
  • Part IV: The Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew in the Acts of the Apostles
    • 11. Why Should Experts Ignore Acts in Pauline Research? - James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
    • 12. Jewish Sensibilities and the Search for the Jewish Paul­­-The Lukan Paul Viewed through Josephan Judaism: Interplay with Apion 2:190–219 - George Carras, Washington and Lee University, USA
    • 13. The Calling of Paul in the Acts of the Apostles - Isaac W. Oliver, Bradley University, USA
    • 14. Luke's Portrait of Paul in Acts 21:17-26 - David Rudolph, The King's University, USA
  • Part V: Marcion and the Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew
    • 15. Marcion, Paul and the Jews - Judith Lieu, University of Cambridge, UK
    • 16. Paul's Problematic Relation to Judaism in the Seneca-Paul Original Correspondence (2nd Century CE?) - Ilaria L.E. Ramelli, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, USA
    • 17. Reading James, Re-reading Paul - David Nienhuis, Seattle Pacific University, USA
    • 18. Gentile Judaizing in the Dialogue with Trypho: A Test Case for Justin's Reception of Paul - Benjamin White, Clemson University, USA
  • Part VI: Searching for other Receptions of Paul the Second Temple Jew
    • 19. “As If by Paul”? Some Remarks on the Textual Strategy of Anonymity in Hebrews - Gabriella Gelardini, University of Basel, Switzerland
    • 20. The Scripturalization of Letters from “Our Beloved Brother” Paul in 2 Peter - David Downs, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA
    • 21. Paul, the Greek Old Testament, and the Promotion of the Flavian Order in 1 Clement - Harry O. Maier, Vancouver School of Theology, Canada

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