Harrisville, Roy A. III Books

Figure of Abraham in the Epistles of St. Paul. In the Footsteps of Abraham
1992 0-7734-9841-9
Examines Paul's faithfulness to his biblical heritage while at the same time identifying the Apostle as a maverick who used contemporaneous Jewish methods only to fracture the commonly accepted interpretations about Abraham. After studying all relevant Jewish and Christian literature from Genesis to the Rabbis, it is only in both Paul's epistles and Genesis that we discover similar themes concerning Abraham such as justification by faith, righteousness apart from law, blessing to the nations, etc.. This study yields new insights into the issue of Paul's continuity/discontinuity with the Old Testament and his Jewish heritage.