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Preface                                                        xi
Abbreviations                                                 xiii
Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION                                                   1
1.1 Jewish Identity in the First Century CE                 2
1.2 Ethnic Issues in the Pauline Letters                    6
1.3 Paul and the Politics of Difference                     9
1.4 The Approach of this Study                             10
1.5 Terminology                                            12
1.6 Plan of the Book                                       13
Chapter 2
PAULINE INTERPRETATION AND CHRISTIAN IDENTITY:
ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH                            15
2.1 F.C.Baur and His Legacy                                15
2.2 The Recovery of Paul in His Jewish Context             17
2.3 Paul Among Jews and Gentiles                           21
2.4 Ernst Kisemann and the Righteousness of God in Paul    23
2.5 Sanders' and Dunn's New Perspective                    26
2.6 Opposition to the New Perspective                      29
2.7 Conclusion                                             31
Chapter 3
PAUL'S THEOLOGIZING CONCERNING THE OTHER                      33
3.1 Paul, the Recipient and Sole Interpreter of a Divine Revelation?  33
3.2 Solidarity and Mutuality within the Communities        35
3.3 Paul's Relationship with other Leaders and their Missions  38
3.4 The Antioch Incident: The Catalyst of the Perception
of Incompatibility Between Faith in Christ and Life as a Jew ?  42
3.5 A Non-Sectarian Reading of Paul                        46
3.6 Conclusion                                             50
Chapter 4
PAUL'S PECULIAR PROBLEM:
THE CREATION OF GENTILE IDENTITY IN CHRIST                    54
4.1 Paul, the Innovator  ;                                 54
4.2 The Scriptures of Israel and the Formation of Gentile
Identity in Christ                                      57
4.3 Abraham, the Father of Us All, the Locus of Shared
Identity in Christ                                      61
4.4 In What Sense Were the Pauline Communities Distinct?   64
Chapter 5
THE TRIPARTITE CONTEXT:
PAUL'S MISSION BETWEEN STATE AND SYNAGOGUE                    68
5.1 'Christians', Jews and Civic Authorities in Interaction  69
5.2 Paul's Goal for His Communities in the Promotion
of Solidarity in Christ                                 72
5.3 Paul's Interaction with the Situation at Rome          75
5.4 The Function of the Pauline Legacy in the Formation of
'Christian' Identity in Antioch                         79
5.5 The Significance of the Tripartite Context for the Formation
of 'Christian' Identity                                 83
5.6 Conclusion                                             84
Chapter 6
I LAID THE FOUNDATION: PAUL THE ARCHITECT OF CHRISTIAN IDENTITY?  86
6.1 Paul's Own Self-Understanding and Identity             87
6.2 The Relativization of All Things in Christ             89
6.3 Ethnicity and Paul's Construction of Identity in Christ  93
6.4 Paul's Foundational Design: Potential Models           96
6.5 Conclusion                                            101
Chapter 7
PAUL'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS JEWISH IDENTITY IN ROMANS             104
7.1 The Identity of Paul's Addressees in Romans           104
7.2 The Identity of the Jew in Romans 2                   107
7.3 Judaism and Jewish Identity in Romans: Negative Aspects  109
7.4 Judaizers in Romans?                                  111
7.5 Judaism and Jewish Identity in Romans: Positive Aspects  113
7.6 The Affirmation of Jewish Identity in Romans 14-15    114
7.7 Conclusion                                            119
Chapter 8
SELF-UNDERSTANDING AND THE PEOPLE OF GOD: ISRAEL IN ROMANS   121
8.1 Jews, Gentiles and Israel: The Implications of Paul's Terminology  121
8.2 The Remnant in Paul: A Saving Remnant and a Sign of Hope  127
8.3 The Church is not Israel (or New Israel)              129
8.4 Paul's Eschatology is Based on Confirmation of the Promises,
not Fulfilment                                         133
8.5 God's Covenant is Irrevocable: The Identity of Israel is not
Transferable                                           134
Chapter 9
CHRIST-DEFINED IDENTITY                                         140
9.1 Christ-Defined Identity and Continuity with the Narrative of Israel 140
9.2 Christ-Followers as New Creation                         141
9.3 Divergent Interpretations of Divine Action in History    143
9.4 Individualism and Faith in Christ                       147
9.5 Continuity and Discontinuity in Personal Identity in Christ  149
9.6 A Christ-Defined Identity and Antagonism to Judaism      151
9.7 Corporate Identity in Christ                             153
9.8 The Identity of Jesus as Messiah of Israel               155
9.9 Multiple Identities in Christ?                           156
Chapter 10
CONCLUSION: PAUL'S THEOLOGY AS A THEOLOGY OF TRANSFORMATION     159
10.1 Theology or Theologizing?                              159
10.2 The Catalyst: Social Factors in the Concrete Context
of Paul's Communities                                   161
10.3 The Basis: Belonging to Christ                         163
10.4 The Process: the Interaction Between Relativization
and Transformation                                      165
10.5 Transformation in Paul: an Ongoing Process             171
EPILOGUE                                                        174
Bibliography                                                    176



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Paul, the Apostle, Saint, Bible, N, T, Epistles of Paul Criticism, interpretation, etc, Gentiles in the New Testament, Jews in the New Testament, Jewish Christians, Christianity, Christianity and other religions Judaism History, Judaism History Talmudic period, 10-425