In this book, four views are offered in this topic of Paul: Reformed (by Thomas R. Schreiner), Catholic (by Luke Timothy Johnson), Post-New Perspective (by Douglas A. Campbell), and Jewish (by Mark D. Nanos).
In reading the synoptic gospels over and again, then reading James, and then the Pauline letters, I was struck at how different they were. Something was wrong. Either Paul is wrong on what faith is or, we’re reading him wrongly.
It was around 50 AD that a group of leaders within the Christian movement came together to further discuss the requirements for salvation. The Jewish leaders were already talking about this, but they believed that as Christians, especially, they needed to settle the matter. The meeting is known as the Council of Jerusalem. Continue reading Have We Misunderstood Paul’s “Works of the Law”? – Pt. 2