Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wright on Romans 2

Another excellent Romans class today with Dr Bird: on Romans chapter 2 - its place in Romans and Biblical Theology. In advance of a little more blogging on Romans 2, I offer this...

Romans 2 is the joker in the pack. Standard treatments of Paul and the Law have often failed to give it the prominence that one might expect it to have, judging by its position within his most-discussed letter. But generations of eager exegetes, anxious to get to the juicy discussions that surround 3.19-20, 3:21-31, and so on, have hurried by Romans 2, much as tourists on their way to Edinburgh hurry through Northern England, unaware of its treasures.

Wright in Dunn, Paul and the Mosaic Law, 131.