In Apostle of the Last Days, Marvin Pate surveys the letters, life and theology of Paul the apostle, with eschatology as the guiding centre of his worldview. After a chapter on Paul’s conversion/call and role as apocalyptic seer, Pate progressively works through the Pauline epistles one by one, surveying their contents and focusing on eschatological texts.
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There is no doubt that Deuteronomy profoundly shaped the theology of the apostle Paul. However, what if his most famous letter – Romans – is completely structured around Deuteronomy? This is exactly what C. Marvin Pate argues in his book Apostle of the Last Days (and his Romans commentary in Teach the Text Series). In his words, “the outline of Romans matches the covenant components of Deuteronomy” (p162). It’s as if Romans is the new Deuteronomy; as Deuteronomy was the document for the Israelite (Old) covenant, Romans would be the formal document for the New Covenant.