Paul Post of the Week 6/14 – 6/20

I am always a fan of posts that summarize the work of important scholars especially when concerning difficult topics.  This week Mike Koke in his post Galatians 3:28 and Israel, addresses the thorny topic of Paul, Judaism, and the gentiles.  He provides a brief yet lucid summary of the positions of three important pieces on this topic.  He examines Daniel Boyarin’s A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity , Denise Kimber Buell and Caroline Hodge’s, “The Politics of Interpretation: The Rhetoric of Race and Ethnicity in Paul,” and Paula Fredrickson’s “Judaism, the Circumcision of Gentiles, and Apocalyptic Hope: Another Look at Galatians 1 and 2″.