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Bibil Identifier bibil:219562
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Review Article: The Deliverance of God
Author Macaskill, Grant
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 2)
Reviewed book The Deliverance of God
Response article An Attempt to be Understood: A Response to the Concerns of Matlock and Macaskill with The Deliverance of God
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 150-161 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Douglas Campbell’s recent work The Deliverance of God represents a major rereading of Paul’s letter to the Romans, especially its early chapters, and through this offers a broader reinterpretation of Pauline soteriology, deliberately set in dialogue with theological traditions, particularly those founded on forensic understandings of atonement. This article evaluates the key elements of Campbell’s argument, particularly (1) his depiction of Jewish soteriology (2) his suggestion that much of Rom. 1.18–3.20 utilizes the rhetorical device of ‘speech-in-character’, and therefore represents the opinion of Paul’s opponent rather than that of the apostle himself, and (3) his treatment of historical theology. The Deliverance of God is found to be stimulating and provocative at points, and to be a significant contribution to the field, but unconvincing in its major moves.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X11424852
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Salvation
Pericopes Romans 1,18-3,20
Genres Review Article
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