Christ: The End of the Law

Thursday, 07 Jun 2007

Another catchphrase of the New Perspective is "boundary markers." If Christianity were not about the Law in any fundamental sense, insofar as Judaism presented the Law in more benign terms than Christians thought it did prior to our time, then it was about the Law in a penultimate and less deep-reaching way. The real issue in early Christianity was not the relation between Jews and Christians, but rather the relation between Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians. This means that the "heat" that is found in Paul's letters comes from the boundary markers that separate ...

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