The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's Scripture
The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's Scripture

The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel's Scripture

by Richard B. Hays

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Pages 233
Publisher Eerdmans
Published 2005
ISBN-13 9780802812629
The Conversion of the Imagination contains some of the best work on Paul by first-rate New Testament scholar Richard B. Hays. These essays probe Paul's approach to scriptural interpretation, showing how Paul's reading of the Hebrew Scriptures reshaped the theological vision of his churches.

Hays's analysis of intertextual echoes in Paul's letters has touched off exciting debate among Pauline scholars and made more recognizable the contours of Paul's thought. These studies contain some of the early work leading up to Hays's seminal Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul and also show how Hays has responded to critics and further developed his thought in the years since. Among the many subjects covered here are Paul's christological application of Psalms, Paul's revisionary interpretation of the Law, and the influence of the Old Testament on Paul's ethical teachings and ecclesiology.

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Philibuster Philibuster January 29, 2013
Somewhat of a follow-up to Echoes of Scripture, this is a collection of essays by Hays that deal with the topic of Paul's attitude toward and use of Scripture. Includes several important essays crucial to a "new understanding of Paul." See especially chapters 1 and 3-5. As a collection of essays, this does not flow as well as a normal book, but each chapter certainly contributes to a larger picture Hays is building.