The latest volume in B&H’s New Studies in Bible and Theology series is superb:
Jason C. Meyer. The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology. New Studies in Bible and Theology. Broadman & Holman, forthcoming on September 1, 2009. 352 pp. Google Preview.
Commonly understood as the first theologian of the Christian faith, Paul set forth the categories by which we describe our relationship with Christ. Did he understand the new covenant Jesus announced at the Last Supper primarily as a replacement of the old Mosaic covenant God made with Israel, or as a renewal and completion of the old? Jason Meyer surveys the various differences that have been argued between the two covenants in The End of the Law, carefully and inductively perfoming a semantic, grammatical, and contextual analysis of all the Pauline texts dealing with covenant concepts.
1. John Piper, senior pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church (Minneapolis)
2. Mark Seifrid, Ernest and Mildred T. Hogan Professor of New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
3. Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Theological Baptist Theological Seminary
4. Charles L. Quarles, vice president for integration of faith and learning, associate professor of religion, Louisiana College
5. Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
6. Stanley E. Porter, President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
About the Author
Jason Meyer (personal website) is assistant professor of religion (New Testament and Greek) at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. He holds degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University (B.S.) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.).