Irrevocable Call of God
An Inquiry into Paul's Theology of Israel

By Richard H. Bell
September 2005
J.C.B. Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161480090
530 pages
$197.50 Paper Original

The author examines the impact of Paul's life changing experience before Damascus on his theological understanding of Israel. The book considers the development of Paul's view concerning the election and salvation of Israel, paying special attention to 1 Thessalonians, Galatians and Romans.

The author examines Paul's critique of Israel's religion in the light of traditional protestant approaches and the "new perspective." The work concludes by considering some contemporary issues relating to Israel in the light of Paul's theology. The author holds a PhD in theoretical atomic physics. He is currently professor of theology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Partial Contents:
Paul--A Hebrew of Hebrews.
Paul--the Christian Missionary, persecuted by the Jews.
Paul's Critique of Israel's Religion.
Is Israel Still the People of God?
Hardening of Israel.
Paul & the Salvation of Israel.
Israel & the Irrevocable Call of God.
Towards a Coherent Theology of Israel.
Pauline Perspectives on Israel.
Paul--Antisemite or Philosemite?
Bibliog. Indexes. References.

Theology; Religious History
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 184

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