RLST 152 - Lecture 16 - Paul as Jewish Theologian
Lecture 16 - Paul as Jewish Theologian
The Apostle Paul's description of the Jewish Law in his letter to the Galatians demotes from being an expression of Jewish faith to an object of idolatry and one that imprisons those who follow it. Paul is careful to nuance this position, however, in his letter to the Romans. In Romans, it seems that Paul is defending himself against charges of being antinomian. Perhaps Paul treads carefully in order to ensure that his deliverance of a donation to the Jerusalem church from the gentile churches is received in a spirit of church unity.
Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, pp. 356-368
Bible: Galatians; Romans