Tag: New Perspective on Paul
The more I study God’s word, the more passages like Psalm 119:14 mean to me. As I look back these 4+ blogging years, I find my theology having widened and deepened significantly. Could Paul’s letters reflect a development of his own? This is the thesis of Garwood Anderson’s Paul’s New Perspective. Anyone familiar with recent Pauline studies will recognize the wordplay in his title, as Anderson’s thesis is directed to the debate surrounding the “Traditional” and “New” Perspectives on Paul (TPP and NPP hereafter). What if the two parties could be largely mediated by recognizing that Paul’s own theology developed?
We’re continuing with Preston Sprinkle’s Paul and Judaism Revisited. Read the other parts here. Sprinkle continues to look through the Deuteronomic and Prophetic lenses at five different aspects of salvation that Qumran and Paul had in common (see last post).
The other day I was discussing Paul’s letter to the Romans with fellow CCBCY teacher Randy McCracken (who teaches OT and Romans here), and the merits (or lack thereof) of the New Perspective on Paul came up. His comments were insightful and encouraged me to brush up on the issues again. I found two great resources (albeit not new) that I’d recommend.