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Paul and Palestinian Judaism by E.P. Sanders
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
A Book Review Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns of Religion by E. P. Sanders Introduction E. P. Sanders is a Religious Studies professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has written several books on Christianity and Judaism, with particular interest in the thought of Apostle Paul and its relationship to Judaism.
Thus, the book is viewed as “one of the few truly creative, exciting works on the subject”2, as well as a study of the utmost importance for both Christians and Jews. Summary In his preface, Sanders sets forth the chief aims of the book, namely “to argue a case concerning Palestinian Judaism” and “carry out a comparison of Paul and Palestinian Judaism”, while different bodies of literature are dealt with, including the early Rabbinic literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works, Paul’s letters, etc.; thus inter alia establishing a different view of Rabbinic Judaism, as well as a certain understanding of Apostle Paul3. ...
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