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David Burnett interviewed Mark Nanos about his contribution
to Four Views on the Apostle Paul.
“Nanos presents a Jewish view of Paul that seeks to deal
with why Judaism has viewed him in such a negative light and how the so-called
‘New Perspective on Paul‘ does not go far enough in their re-framing of the
Apostle because they are still working from within the
Christianity-versus-Judaism categories. For Nanos the problematic old
understanding of a Lutheran Paul as fighting against a Judaism consisting of
legalistic works-righteousness has been simply exchanged for a Paul fighting
against a ‘Jewish ethnocentric exclusivism and particularism.’”
“I often hear the refrain that learning Greek isn’t
necessary (that’s a post for another day), that knowing it puffs up, or that
it’s not practical, I mean we have pretty good translations, right?
Devotions on the Greek New Testament answers all of these
questions showing just how practical and beneficial Greek is.”
“this is a strong work, and I’m happy for it to sit
alongside my old college text, Readings in the Philosophy of Religion.
Zondervan’s Christian Apologetics is a worthy, if basic, reference
guide. I expect it will serve apologists well.”
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