Developments in My Field of Study — Schreiner Says Luther & Calvin Were Right About Paul

Jeremy Bouma on April 9th, 2014. Tagged under ,,.

Jeremy Bouma

Jeremy Bouma (Th.M.) has pastored on Capitol Hill and with the Evangelical Covenant Church in Michigan. He founded THEOKLESIA, which connects the 21st century Church to the vintage Christian faith; holds a Master of Theology in historical theology; and makes the vintage faith relevant at

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9780310326953In 2010 I had the chance to listen to one of the heavy-hitting voices in one of the most significant developments in Pauline studies, the New Perspective on Paul. That voice was Tom Schreiner, professor of NT studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and contributor to Four Views on the Apostle Paul.

Today Schreiner looks back on this development, particularly how it's grown from an obscure academic subtopic to a more mainstream one in churches.

He also shares what he consideres to be his conclusions on the matter:

One of the things I've argued for and I believe…is that the Reformers were fundamentally right. What Luther and Calvin said in their day was a right understanding of Paul. They had a good and right understanding of the gospel.

Watch the video to see what else he says about his conclusions and why it "is helpful for the church today."

-Jeremy Bouma, Th.M. (@bouma)


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