Released in the UK APRIL 2017
Available in the US JUNE 2017
Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB
978-1-78191-979-8 • £12.99 $19.99
Hamartiology / Sin
BIC – HRC/THS/SIN
BISAC – REL067110
The New Perspective on Paul claims that the Reformed understanding of justification is wrong - that it misunderstands Paul and the Judaism with which he engages. The New Perspective's revised understanding of Second Temple Judaism provides the foundation to a new perspective.
Robert J. Cara is Chief Academic Officer and the Hugh and Sallie Reaves Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina, where he joined as a professor in 1993. He is also an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Robert Cara is a specialist and adds fresh arguments against the NPP interpretation. And yet, he writes in a way that makes the issues accessible to pastors who need informed responses to this influential trend.
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California
Robert J. Cara's Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul is a fresh response to one of the most vigorous challenges to the Reformation's doctrine of justification in the last quarter century. Students and scholars alike will benefit from this fair-minded and firm engagement.
Guy Prentiss Waters
James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
With impressive analysis of the historical sources, and careful attention to overlooked texts, Cara shakes the foundation of what seemed to be an unshakable system.
Michael J. Kruger
President and Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert Cara directs our attention to the primary sources, to what the texts themselves say. He writes in an engaging and accessible style, showing that a Reformational reading is faithful to Paul's theology.
Thomas R. Schreiner
James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky