Kresta in the Afternoon – February 13, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Rethinking Pauline Theology (full hour)

  • Description: Before his radical conversion experience on the road to Damascus, St Paul - then known as Saul - was a strict follower of the Jewish faith. How did he view his Judaism after he became a follower of Christ? Brant Pitre joins us.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Brant Pitre
      Brant Pitre is Distinguished Research Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology and the author of many books, including Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, and the co-author with John Bergsma of A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament.
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    • Paul, a New Covenant Jew

      After the landmark work of E. P. Sanders, the task of rightly accounting for Paul's relationship to Judaism has dominated the last forty years of Pauline scholarship. Pitre, Barber, and Kincaid argue that Paul is best viewed as a new covenant Jew, a designation that allows the apostle to be fully Jewish, yet in a manner centered on the person and work of Jesus the Messiah. This new covenant Judaism provides the key that unlocks the door to many of the difficult aspects of Pauline theology. Paul, a New Covenant Jew is a rigorous, yet accessible overview of Pauline theology intended for ecumenical audiences. In particular, it aims to be the most useful and up to date text on Paul for Catholic Seminarians. The book engages the best recent scholarship on Paul from both Protestant and Catholic interpreters and serves as a launching point for ongoing Protestant-Catholic dialogue. (learn more)

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