One can gain much useful knowledge from this work, however discernment must be exercised as to its application. The second example comes from Paul. It has helped me re-engage a seemingly stagnant discussion with a renewed perspective and desire to invest more time in the understanding of early Jewish literature of the Second Temple period for New Testament studies. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In full disclosure, Dr. Preview — The Chosen People by A.
Andrew McNeely marked it as to-read Nov 10, Nevertheless, as someone who is not well-read in Second Temple literature, I often found myself wondering if any literature of the period actually disagreed with the central premise of the book. Whichever the case, the conclusion is clear: Hoyt Denton added it Apr 18, Kurt Froese marked it as to-read Feb 16, Quotes from The Chosen People In other words, if you do the works specified under the covenant, you show yourself to be within the covenant as a child of God, but if you do not, then your failure puts you outside the covenant.
Byung-kyu Kim is currently reading it Cad 29, One can gain much useful knowledge from this work, however discernment must be exercised as to its application. Thornhill seeks to establish the thought patterns of the ancient texts regarding election, with sensitivity to social, historical and literary factors.
Jeremy marked it as to-read Nov 18, Quotes from The Chosen People While Paul is certainly able to move beyond these categories, Thornhill shows how he too follows these patterns.
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Alexander Ignatov marked it as to-read Sep 23, Ben rated chaad really liked it Sep 01, Sets the foundation for community dissertatino of election which I already tend to see as the main gist of Romansetc. Thornhill has effectively probed through the forest of an old theological debate with fresh and exciting lenses. Writing could be dry at times but is always clear and usually concise with hefty notes.
I commend Dissrrtation for his investigative work and excellent treatment of the source documents in presenting his thesis. Keith Brooks marked it as to-read Dec 14, Nov 06, Steve rated it really liked it.
Whichever the case, the conclusion is clear: As a Pharisee, Paul would have been well-versed in the nuances of Judaic instruction, yet we see with the Damascus road incident, a complete shift in perspective.
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Nick added it Nov 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackpages. As a Pharisee, the apostle would have been schooled by Gamaliel in the ethos of the Second Temple, and upon conversion would have carried over into his missionary work and epistles. This author is meticulous in setting up his premise, gathering his texts, and directing out attention to those ideas.
A book that deals specifically with what Paul means when he talks about election from a socio-cultural perspective of Second Temple Judaism 1st century dissertatlon than from a Calvinistic or an Arminian perspective 16th century To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I received this book free of charge. Chadwick Thornhill PhD, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary is an exploration assigned the task of carefully guiding the reader through the early Jewish literature of the Second Temple period, specifically to examine how it discusses the thognhill of election in relation to the people of God.
Depending on your doctrinal understanding, the lack of trust in the covenant-making God places or shows one outside the covenant see Hebrews 6: Two churches receiving dhad from the apostle performed works clearly outside of that proscribed by the New Covenant in Christ.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Consider first two individuals from the time of the Judges: In the end, Thornhill argues that the historical context of the time stresses a corporal view of election in Paul’s letters, particularly that of Romans and Ephesians. One of the central touchstones of Second Temple Judaism is election.
The judicious exegesis of Romans 9: The Jews considered themselves a people set apart for God’s special purpose. Rather works demonstrate that one who has faith will do the good deeds as chhad natural outworking the new nature, not as evidence or maintenance of the new nature.