I will be speaking to the Victorian branch of the Council for Christians and Jews early next month on the topic ‘”To the Jew First?” New Perspectives on Paul and Judaism’. Here is the blurb:
The period from the 1970s-2000 saw a fundamental shift take place in the discipline of Pauline Studies. The ‘New Perspective on Paul’ has succeeded, in many ways, in placing Paul back firmly into a plausible Jewish context and articulating the ways in which his theology constitutes a reworking of basic Jewish convictions. Since 2000, however, new emphases in Pauline studies challenge the view that Paul’s theology was intended ‘for the Jew first’ in ways suggested by the New Perspective. In this presentation I will give an overview of three such developments: Paul and apocalyptic; Paul and empire; Paul and contemporary philosophy, and argue that in each case Paul’s theology remains firmly Jewish, even as it extends the covenant promises made to Israel to the whole of humanity.
Sunday August 2nd 3.00pm
Shira Hadasha Synagogue
222 Balaclava Rd Caulfield North 3161
$10.00 members $12.00 non-members
If possible please advise attendance by ringing the CCJ office 326 Church Street Richmond 3121,
Tel 9429 5212, Email firstname.lastname@example.org