Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith

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A&C Black, 31‏/12‏/2004 - 584 من الصفحات
In recent years, scholars from both Christian and Jewish backgrounds have tried to rethink the relationship between earliest Christianity and its Jewish milieu; and Paul has emerged as a central figure in this debate. The present book contributes to this scholarly discussion by seeing Paul and his Jewish contemporaries as, above all, readers of scripture. However different the conclusions they draw, they all endeavour to make sense of the same normative scriptural texts - in the belief that, as they interpret the scriptural texts, the texts will themselves interpret and illuminate the world of contemporary experience. In that sense, Paul and his contemporaries are standing on common ground. Far from relativizing their differences, however, it is this common ground that makes such differences possible. This book seeks to show how three distinct bodies of literature in fact constitute a single intertextual field. It is therefore necessary to dismantle artificial scholarly boundaries between the Pauline letters, other extant Jewish writings of the period, and the scriptural texts themselves. The method adopted is to set a Pauline and a non-Pauline reading of a scriptural text alongside one another, to compare the ways in which the different readings seek to realize the semantic potential of the scriptural text, and to construct communal identity on that basis. Contrary to the view that these early readers merely impose their own pre-existing viewpoints on the scriptural texts, it becomes clear that they are profoundly engaged in fundamental hermeneutical issues.
 

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The Covenant and the Law of Life
6
The Conflict of Interpretations
24
The Rhetoric of Citation
40
Antithetical Hermeneutics
54
Reading the Twelve
78
The Persecuted Interpreter
112
The God of my Salvation
127
Living from the Vision
148
Moses rewritten
329
Law and Immortality
342
Numbers
354
Narratives of Judgment and Salvation
380
Deuteronomy l
415
Israels Predicament
426
Israels Hope
439
The Return to the Law
454

Genesis 1
167
The Narrated Promise
183
Genesis 2
220
Nature and the Patriarch
236
The Founder of Religion and Science
252
Exodus
273
The Veiled Text
281
The Glory of Moses
298
Leviticus
314
Deuteronomy 2
474
Moses Daniel and the End
481
For and Against Moses
488
Paul and Ezra
503
Conclusion
514
Bibliography
534
Index of Biblical References
558
Index of Subjects
578
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Francis Watson is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham and was formerly a holder of the Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Aberdeen (1999-2007), as well as a Reader in Biblical Theology, King's College London. Previous publications include: Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles, Text, Church and World, Text and Truth and Agape, Eros, Gender.

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