By Todd D. Still
God and Israel strains the ways that windfall and objective are learned as God’s note to and approximately Israel in Romans 9–11. Written by way of proficient and validated Pauline interpreters, the amount bargains a clean studying of this vexed and vexing a part of Paul within the context of Romans and the Pauline witness. God and Israel squarely tackles the questions of Paul’s figuring out of salvation-historical time (L. Ann Jervis); the faithfulness and sovereignty of the covenantal God (Michael Wolter); Paul’s mythic rhetoric of “ingrafting” (Davina C. Lopez); the disputed relation among Israel and her “enemies,” the Gentiles (J. Ross Wagner); the function of Christ in God’s reasons and his relation to the kingdom of Israel (Simon Gathercole); and, ultimately, the unfailing eschatological desire for Israel’s complete inclusion (Jonathan A. Linebaugh).
If in simple terms easy options are looked for the demanding situations Paul’s gospel and his letters pose, frustration will consequence. but when readers follow the Apostle to the Gentiles as he wrestles with final questions of God’s purposes in his personal agony over kith and kin, then knowledge will be found.
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God and Israel: Providence and Purpose in Romans 9–11 by Todd D. Still