Dec 18, 2009

The End of the Law

One of the books that I am currently working through is Jason Meyer's recent book The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology. Here is the publisher's blurb and table of contents

Commonly understood as the first theologian of the Christian fa
ith, Paul set forth the categories by which we describe our relationship with Christ. Did he understand the new covenant Jesus announced at the Last Supper primarily as a replacement of the old Mosaic covenant God made with Israel, or as a renewal and completion of the old? Jason Meyer surveys the various differences that have been argued between the two covenants in The End of the Law, carefully and inductively perfoming a semantic, grammatical, and contextual analysis of all the Pauline texts dealing with covenant concepts.

Table of Contents:

List of Abbreviations
Series Preface

Author Preface

1. Introduction

2. A Transhistorical Understanding
3. The Old and New Antithesis in Paul

4. Contexts of Contrasts: 2 Corinthians 3-4
5. Contexts of Contrasts: Galatians 3-4
6. Contexts of Contrasts: Romans 9-11

7. The Mosaic Covenant on Old Testament Terms
8. Conclusion

Author Index
Subject Index

Scripture Index

Thanks to Jim Baird at Broadman Holman for the review copy.


Jason said...

Dr. Meyer is a friend of mine and his scholarship is matched only by his humility and love for the Lord. Looking forward to your review. I've only read the introductory section, and it seems to be a solid read.

Charles Savelle said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your commendation of the author makes me want to get into the book even more.