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Bibliogr. p. 303-327.
Introduction / Mark D. Nanos -- Paul within Judaism : the state of the questions / Magnus Zetterholm -- The question of terminology : the architecture of contemporary discussions on Paul / Anders Runesson -- The question of assumptions : Torah observance in the first century / Karin Hedner Zetterholm -- The question of conceptualization : qualifying Paul's position on circumsion in dialogue with Josephus's advisor to King Izates / Mark D. Nanos -- The question of identity : Gentiles as Gentiles, but also not, in Pauline communities / Caroline Johnson Hodge -- The question of worship : gods, pagans, and the redemption of Israel / Paula Fredriksen -- The question of politics : Paul as a Diaspora Jew under Roman rule / Neil Elliott -- The question(s) of gender : relocating Paul in relation to Judaism / Kathy Ehrensperger -- Paul within Judaism : a critical evaluation from a "new perspective" perspective / Terence L. Donaldson.
In these chapters, a group of renowned international scholars seek to describe Paul and his work from "within Judaism," rather than on the assumption, still current after thirty years of the "New Perspective," that in practice Paul left behind aspects of Jewish living after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). After an introduction that surveys recent study of Paul and highlights the centrality of questions about Paul's Judaism, chapters explore the implications of reading Paul's instructions as aimed at Christ-following non-Jews, teaching them how to live in ways consistent with Judaism while remaining non-Jews. The contributors take different methodological points of departure: historical, ideological-critical, gender-critical, and empire-critical, and examine issues of terminology and of interfaith relations. Surprising common ground among the contributors presents a coherent alternative to the "New Perspective." The volume concludes with a critical evaluation of the Paul within Judaism perspective by Terence L. Donaldson, a well-known voice representative of the best insights of the New Perspective.