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