In the past three decades reasons have accumulated for a transformation of our whole picture of Judaism in first-century Palestine. Sanders has listened to those reasons; he has done his homework; and he undertakes here to shift the question about Paul's relation to that Judaism into a fundamentally different perspective...
I have not read the book yet, but from the recommendation given it should be a great study for future study.Published on April 7, 2013 by Charles R. Reneau
I give it 3 stars from my perspective as a layman and non-specialist. This seems like a rather scholarly book, packed with references to and interactions with other scholars. Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Michael_in_SC
I appreciate Sanders branching out from traditional thought on Paul even if I do not agree with all of his arguments. Read morePublished on December 20, 2007 by Frank
For some reason this book became a breakthrough in the late 1970s in Pauline studies. In fact, ever since the publication of this book Pauline studies has never been the same. Read morePublished on September 21, 2005 by theologicalresearcher