Knowledge of the Jesus Tradition in the Early Epistles (part 2)

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Lesson

Blomberg summarizes the previous lecture and continues by pointing out the similarities of key themes between Jesus and Paul. Instead of seeing differences between Jesus and Paul, these themes actually show how similar they are. Blomberg concludes by explaining why Paul does not make more allusions to Jesus.

Outline

I. A SUMMARY OF THE KEY ITEMS

II. OTHER POSSIBLE DETAILS

III. A COMPARISON OF KEY THEMES

A. Justification by faith and the Kingdom of God

B. The role of the law

C. Gentile women

D. The Church

E. Christology

F. Eschatology

IV. KEY REASONS FOR THE REMAINING SILENCE

A. Epistolary audiences

B. Absence from later letters by other NT authors

C. Genre of epistles

D. Centrality of death and resurrection

E. Presuppositions of letter writers’theology

F. Role of inspiration

G. Paul’s tension with Jerusalem apostles?

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