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Four or five major models dominate the landscape of interpreting Paul: the old/Reformational Paul, the New Perspective on Paul, the Apocalyptic Paul, the Beyond the New Perspective Model, and the Participationist Paul. In a book I co-edited with my friend Joe Modica, called Preaching Romans, all but the Beyond the New Perspective Model were essayed and then illustrated with sermons. In my reading that book can be a textbook introducing students to Pauline studies.
At times, and more often than that, the various approaches to Paul state and overstate the radical differences between the perspectives, and there are real differences, but there are also major continuities between the views.
One - Views - Michael - Gorman - Book
No one combines the views better than Michael Gorman, and his new book, Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality, both maps the discussion about “participation in Christ” and illustrates its importance for both theology...
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