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Paul and the Stories of Israel

Grand Thematic Narratives in Galatians
  • By A. Andrew Das
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Much recent scholarship on Paul has searched for implicit narratives behind Pauls scriptural allusions, especially in the wake of Richard B. Hays' groundbreaking work on the apostle's appropriation of Scripture. A. Andrew Das reviews six proposals for "grand thematic narratives" behind the logic of Galatianspotentially, six explanations for the fabric of Paul's theology: the covenant (N. T. Wright); the influx of nations to Zion (Terence Donaldson); Isaac's near sacrifice (Scott Hahn, Alan Segal); the Spirit as cloud in the wilderness (William Wilder); the Exodus (James Scott, Sylvia Keesmaat); and the imperial cult (Bruce Winter et al.). Das weighs each of these proposals exegetically and finds them wantingmore examples of what Samuel Sandmel famously labeled "parallelomania" than of sound exegetical method. He turns at last to reflect on the risks of (admittedly alluring) totalizing methods and lifts up a seventh proposal with greater claim to evidence in the text of Galatians: Paul's allusions to Isaiah's servant passages.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781451490091
    • Manufacturer: Fortress Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9781451490091
    • Publication Date: 06/01/2016
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: A. Andrew Das
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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