The New Perspective on Paul
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The standard account of Paul’s opponents had suggested that the Jews were somehow proto-Pelagians (or 'semi-Pelagians') concerned with how one established a relationship with God and that this was what was at stake in ‘justification’. The question then for Paul in this view was whether one established a right personal relationship with God through the means of meritorious good works (such as prescribed by the Jewish law) or through the ‘principle’ of faith. Paul, it was argued, was adamant that it was the latter. What the publication of Sanders’s book provoked (although he was not necessarily original in all his arguments ) was a reassessment of the elements of continuity between Paul and his “ancestral faith,” the manner in which God had fulfilled the promises to Israel and therefore how Gentiles were to be included in the people of God. Terence Donaldson put it this way: “the new appreciation of the place of Israel in Paul’s thought replaces a framework of understanding—a universalistic paradigm, we might call it—the main contours of which were much more widely shared and more deeply rooted in Christian tradition”; that is, a paradigm that seems to treat Paul’s theology as a generic reflection upon human ‘sinfulness’ in need of a solution rather than a theology rooted in very Jewish questions concerning Israel’s covenant relationship with Yahweh and the problem of ‘the nations’.
The so-called ‘New Perspective on Paul’ (NPP) is thus not so much a single unified movement or a new position on Paul’s theology as a new conversation opened up concerning many ideas and phrases in Paul which seemed to have settled meanings within the previous view (though not without some exegetical puzzles) but were now being rethought.
Some of the most noteworthy exponents of the NPP are N. T. Wright, James D. G. Dunn, and Richard Hays... and Terence Donaldson as mentioned above.