Paul the Apostle's view of the Law/Torah in Galatians

Paul the Apostle
Undergraduate
Research Paper
Religion and Theology
Pages 11 (2761 words)
Download 0
Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 Conclusion 9 Name Course Course Instructor Date Paul the Apostle's Views of the Law/Torah in Galatians Introduction Christian and the law is one of the most debated issues in evangelism. Pauline epistles, which focus on the issue of law forms the bases used in understanding Christian law…

Introduction

Understanding Paul’s view about the law is crucial in understanding theology. This is because Apostle Paul wrote most of the apostolic writings regarding law or Torah. Paul’ letter to the Galatians has been interpreted in varying perspectives. However, most people feel that the letter to the Galatians taught against the law. Most theologians have used scriptures from the Galatians to argue that Mosaic Law also referred to as the Torah was abolished and replace by the new covenant. Paul wrote the letter to the Galatians to address a problem that was occurring amongst them. However, the problems he intended to address are not mention in this letter. It thus becomes hard to determine the actual meaning of his answers. This paper focuses on analyzing Paul the Apostle's view of the Law/Torah in his letter to the Galatians. Overview of Law or Torah Among all Pauline epistles, Galatians is exceptional due to its focus on law. Paul attacks the Mosaic Law emotionally and attempts to persuade the Galatians against being bound by the law. The term law is used to refer to the norms used by a group of people to direct their conduct. Law can also be defined as a set of regulations as well as guidelines used to guide the behavior of people. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

PAUL: A JOURNEY WITH CHRIST
Paul was a first class conservative Jew that valued his Jewishness to the fullest degree. He started early as a five years old boy in his journey to be a Rabbi one day. II. Paul was a Diaspora Jew Paul had two names: Saul and Paul Scholars have attempted to describe how Saul became Paul. The description offers information about the early life that Saul led. Although Saul was born in Tarsus, he…
Apostle Paul and the Law
What does seem clear is that the traditions of Mosaic Law have been placed outside of Christian life is distinguished from its Judaic heritage by replacing ritualistic worship to that of faith based worship. The place of the Law within Christian life, however, seems to have much less definition to modern readers. The following paper will first discuss the ways in which the life of Christ…
Law and narrative in Torah.
A code of laws, which is usually assigned to Torah texts, in reality, is a set of moral principles of behavior for Judaists. Law and narrative in Torah Introduction The narrative is often discussed in the modern linguistic context from multiple perspectives. A combination of law and narrative in the Judaic Torah is an interesting theme for discussion. If to discuss a manner of narration of other…
An Overview of Paul's View of the Law as Shown Primarily in His Letters to the Galatians and the Romans
Permitting law to be above everyone only makes one a slave. According to Paul, salvation cannot be based on one’s ability to keep the law since no one is perfect which could mean all are cursed. The law is supposed to guide but not to enslave or condemn. Pauls warns gentiles that they are accountable and will still face judgement since it is possible to be disobedient even in absence of the…
Paul's View of the "Law" as seen primarily in Galatians and Romans
Paul’s overwhelming view that total coherence to the laws and abiding them in letter and spirit was not physically possible for everyone relies on the assumption that human beings are weak by design. Keeping this in mind, Paul contended that human beings have a duty to the Lord above their duty to laws enforced by human beings such as the Jews. He felt that the principles of exclusion used by…
Torah History Research Paper
This paper discusses the probable history of Torah, a holy book of the Jews. In Hebrew, Torah means to demonstrate belief or decree. In general, terms “Torah” means Judaism written law and oral law. Torah first originated with Moses when God first spoke to him from the mount of Sinai, 50 days after their escape from Egyptian slavery. Jewish tradition believed that the book was dedicated to…
Paul and the Law- Paul's view on the Law
The church cannot be denied to have such power as to gather people as a force which can go against the government when the church does not agree with the leadership. Likewise, the government could be a strong force which could dissolve a church. Thus, the two oftentimes have to come up with solutions to bridge the gap and bind their forces to promote good leadership. America once experienced…