Boccaccini, Paul’s Three Paths (2020)

Gabriele Boccaccini is a University of Michigan professor teaching Second Temple Judaism and early rabbinic literature. He's also a renowned Enoch specialist. I've been reading his 2020 book Paul's Three Paths to Salvation (Eerdmans). I am planning to write a (very) critical book review soon and have it published somewhere. Today's post only concerns a … Continue reading Boccaccini, Paul’s Three Paths (2020)

Mysterious Centrality of Faith

Romans 3:22 (Codex Sinaiticus) Romans 3:22 is a condensate of the Apostle Paul's gospel; he compresses Christianity into this eleven-word construction: δικαιοσύνη δὲ θεοῦ διὰ πίστεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς πάντας τοὺς πιστεύοντας "God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe" Romans 3:22 shows that faith is central in Christianity. Faith is also … Continue reading Mysterious Centrality of Faith