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1

Whose thesis included a criteria for the central theology?

Plevnik

2

What were Plevnik's criteria?

'beginning with the centre, we should be able to reach all aspects of Pauline thought'. Effects or contingent themes could not be the centre.

3

Quote about justification by faith

'The righteous will live by faith'

4

Where does Paul say that the Jews killed Jesus?

1 Thessalonians

5

Who started the New Perspective?

Sanders and Stendhal

6

According to Sanders what does Paul's work describe?

Covenental Judaism rather than merit theology

7

What evidence is there to suggest Paul agreed that Judaism was a religion of grace?

Romans 4:13, shows Abraham being saved by faith rather than works of law

8

According to Paul what is the only soteriological imperative?

Faith in God

9

What was Paul's main teaching?

The 'soteriological equality of Jews and gentiles before God'

10

Which scholars advocated a Christcentric thesis?

Schackenburg and Fitzmyer

11

What was Davies' thesis?

The centre of Paul's theology is 'being in Christ' and participation

12

Why is the search for a centre difficult?

The medium of the letters mean that the central subtext of his teachings are unspoken