Brant Pitre & Michael Barber – Paul, a New Covenant Jew

Episode: Who was Paul? How might we understand him as a Jew? What type of Jew was he? How do our answers impact our interpretation of Paul’s theology of justification, Christology, the death of Christ, and more besides? In this episode, Matthew Bates and Chris Tilling talk to two of the co-authors of the new book, Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology, by Brant Pitre, Michael P. Barber and John A. Kincaid (Eerdmans, 2019). After presenting a case for thinking about Paul as a new covenant Jew, the authors discuss Paul and apocalyptic, Pauline Christology, the cross and atonement theology, justification through divine sonship and the Lord’s Supper. Sparkling with fresh insights, this book contributes to numerous debates in exciting ways. This is, as one reviewer put it, “Paul the pop-up book”!

Guests: A future episode with Chris Tilling will include an interview with John Kincaid, particularly his chapter on justification. In this episode, Matt and Chris talk to Michael Barber and Brant Pitre. Michael is Associate Professor of Scripture & Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Brant Pitre, (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame). Brant Pitre is Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and Distinguished Research Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Augustine Institute. He is the author of numerous books, including Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Baker Academic, 2005), Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Image Books, 2011), Jesus the Bridegroom (Image Books, 2014), Jesus and the Last Supper (Eerdmans, 2015), and The Case for Jesus (Image Books, 2016).

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