Frederiksen-Paul and Paganism

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I have interacted with theology as a preacher and someone involved in Christian thought, but I think more like a historian.  As I often say, theology makes my head hurt.

So when I come to this problem of the new perspective on Paul, I am aware that there has been a massive investment by the church in interpreting Paul.  Catholics, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Calvinists, Arminians, Orthodox, and many others are stake holders.  But my tendency is to want to skip it all and talk about the Jewish guy who wrote all those letters in the first century.

So I have been open to a “Paul within Judaism” perspective associated with Mark Nanos and not so much involved in debates within Protestant theology.

There is a book of articles about the Paul-in-Jewish-context approach calledPaul Within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostleedited by Mark Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm.

It…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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