These Are Two Covenants: Reconsidering Paul on the Mosaic Law Finding the inner logic of the apostle’s complex approach to the old covenant.
Release date: 2010 (digital) / 2012 (paper).
5.5x8.5" paperback; 103pp.
Retail price: Paperback $9.95 USD | PDF $4.95
In this small book, Tim Gallant engages in careful rethinking of Paul's handling of the matter of the Mosaic law.
Keying on the central texts in Galatians and Romans, Gallant works with the logic and flow of Paul's arguments, rather than beginning with dogmatic questions. Without taking an uncritical stance toward recent development such as the New Perspective on Paul, nor offering a standard exposition of traditional exegetical approaches to Paul, Gallant helps unearth the inner logic of a variety of apparent tensions in Paul's reflections on the law.
The result is an intriguing re-presentation of Paul's salvation-historical hermeneutic.
- Foreword (by Rich Lusk)
- The New Perspective on Paul
- What Law?
- Particular vs Universal
- Oral Law?
- Scripture and Covenant
- Not Under Law
- Two Ages
- Removal from Torah in Galatians
- Removal from Torah in Romans
- Torah Nailed to the Cross: Ephesians and Colossians
- Other Pauline Statements on Removal from Torah
- Why Not Torah?
- Gentiles and Torah
- Why and Wherefore
- Life Under Sin
- Sin, Judgment, and Torah
- Israel's Boast
- Justification, Torah, and the Abrahamic Covenant
- Romans 10:5-8
- Galatians 3:11, 12
- Christ as Torah
- Summary: Christ and the Covenants
- Jewish Christians and a Defunct Law
- Fulfilling the Law
- Paul and Jesus
- Paul and the Reformed Tradition
- The "Moral Law"
- Sola Fide and Saving Faith in Paul
- The Reformation and Eschatological Justification in Paul
- Scripture Index
- About the Author