Justification and Variegated Nomism: The Complexities of Second Temple Judaism
A comprehension of Paul's understanding of the law and justification has been a perennial problem for historians and theologians. The need for further clarity has given rise to this collection of essays by an international list of esteemed scholars who seek, in the first of two volumes, to illuminate the complexities of the Judaism of Jesus' (and Paul's) day. Was it a legalistic religion that taught one could be justified before God by obeying law? Was it even one religion, or was it a collection of traditions with some similarities and many dissimilarities?
A second volume is forthcoming which will further this discussion among scholars through an evaluation of the paradoxes of Paul.
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