The Gospel

This book is worthy of all attention in the current debates on the New Perspective on Paul. Venema’s treatment is thorough, helpful, clear, and up-to-date.

He seeks “to fill a gap in the literature on the new perspective by treating its claims within the broader framework of contemporary theological discussion and interests.” In other words, he is not trying to copy exegetical concerns, such as this set addresses. He is explicitly critiqueing the NPP from a Confessional viewpoint. All NAPARC ministers should therefore rejoice in this kind of treatment. It does not overlap all that much with Waters’s book, since Waters is concerned with addressing 2TJ and the exegetical concerns that raises for the interpretation of Paul. I will post more on the book as I go through it.