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Grace and agency in Paul and second temple judaism : interpreting the transformation of the heart / Kyle B. Wells.

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Subject: Bible. Epistles of Paul > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Epistles of Paul > Relation to the Old Testament.
Paul, the Apostle, Saint > Theology.
Grace (Theology) > Biblical teaching.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004277328
  • ISBN: 9004277323
  • ISBN: 9004277285
  • ISBN: 9789004277281
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (384 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Paul, Grace, and Agency; 1.2 Method of Investigation; Part 1 Jewish Scriptures: Restoration Agency in Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel; Chapter 2 Deuteronomy 30: God and Israel in the Drama of Restoration; 2.1 Reading 1: The Priority of Israel in Restoration; 2.2 Reading 2: Divine Priority in Restoration; 2.3 Conclusion; Chapter 3 Heart Transformation in the Prophets:Jeremiah and Ezekiel; 3.1 The Heart and Its Transformation in the Book of Jeremiah; 3.2 Ezekiel and the Recreation of Moral Agents; 3.3 Conclusion.
Part 2 Early Jewish Interpretation and TheologyChapter 4 The Septuagint; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Initiative and Agency; 4.3 Heart Operation; 4.4 Conclusion; Chapter 5 The Dead Sea Scrolls; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Scriptural Engagement; 5.3 The Sectarian Community: Larger Considerations; 5.4 Summary and Conclusions; Chapter 6 The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; 6.1 Baruch; 6.2 Jubilees; 6.3 Second Baruch; 6.4 Fourth Ezra; 6.5 Summary and Conclusion; Chapter 7 Philo; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Deuteronomy 30 and Restoration; 7.3 Philo and Heart-Circumcision; 7.4 Conclusion; Part 3 Paul.
Chapter 8 Paul's Reading of Deuteronomy 30 in Romans 2:17-298.1 Introduction: Establishing the Connection; 8.2 The Way to Life and Fulfilling the Commands; 8.3 Heart-Circumcision and the Reconstitution of the Moral Agent; 8.4 Conclusion; Chapter 9 Paul's Reading of Restoration:Further Considerations; 9.1 Romans 7:5-6: A Critical Link; 9.2 Moral Agents in Eschatological Contrast; 9.3 Life in the Flesh: Moral Agents in the Old Aeon; 9.4 New Creation: The Reconstitution of the Human Agent in Christ; 9.5 Summary and Conclusions; Chapter 10 Paul's Reading of Restoration Outside Romans.
10.1 Competency and the New Covenant: 2 Corinthians 3:5-610.2 Brief Excursus on Letter/Spirit Contrast; 10.3 Heart-Circumcision and Worship in Spirit: Philippians 3:3; 10.4 The Circumcision of Christ: Colossians 2:11-12; 10.5 Summary and Conclusions; Part 4 Conclusions; Chapter 11 Conclusions; 11.1 Conclusions Regarding Paul's Reading of Scripture; 11.2 Conclusions Regarding the Pauline Integration of Graceand Agency; 11.3 Implications for Pauline Theology; 11.4 Implications for Paul and Judaism; Bibliography; Index of Ancient Literature; Index of Names; Select Index of Subjects.
Summary: Following recent intertextual studies, Wells examines how descriptions of 'heart-transformation' in Deut 30, Jer 31-32 and Ezek 36 influenced Paul and his contemporaries'' articulations about grace and agency.
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