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A Rejoinder to Robert A.J. Gagnon’s “Why the ‘Weak’ at Rome Cannot Be Non-Christian Jews” by Mark D. Nanos responds to criticisms of his book, The Mystery of Romans. Available in PDF format. (Link updated 9/11/10)

“A Remedy for Having Been Born of Woman:” Jesus, Gender, and Genealogy in Romans by Palema Eisenbaum. This article explores the relationship between the sacrificial death of Jesus and the inclusion of the Gentiles in Paul’s thought. Available in Microsoft Word format. (Link added 2/20/02) A substantially revised and annotated version appears as ‘A Remedy for Having Been Born of Woman: Jesus, Gentiles, and Genealogy in Romans” in the Winter 2004 edition of the Journal of Biblical Literature. Available in PDF format. (Link added 6/1/05)

Abraham and the Righteousness of God by Lloyd Gaston reconsiders the Pauline understanding of Genesis 15:6. (Link added 3/12/03)

‘Broken Branches’: A Pauline Metaphor Gone Awry? (Romans 11:11-24) by Mark D. Nanos is a revision of a paper presented in Göttingen, Germany. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10).

‘Callused,’ Not ‘Hardened’: Paul’s Revelation of Temporary Protection Until All Israel Can Be Healed by Mark D. Nanos is a paper delivered at the Central States SBL in St. Louis. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10).

Have Paul and His Communities Left Judaism for Christianity?: A Review of the Paul-Related Chapters in ‘Jewish Believers in Jesus and Jewish Christianity Revisited’ by Mark D. Nanos is an extended review. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

Interview with the scholar who writes: “Paul Was Not a Christian” is an interview of Pamela Eisenbaum about her new book. (Link added 11/2/09)

Paul and Judaism by Mark D. Nanos is a lecture delivered at the Central States Regional SBL in March 2004. Available in PDF format. (Link updated 9/11/10) A later and more complete version is Rethinking the ‘Paul and Judaism’ Paradigm: Why Not ‘Paul’s Judaism’? presented at McMaster University, March 12; University of Toronto, March 13; Lund University, Sweden, May 7; Linköping University, Sweden, May 8. (Link added 9/11/10)

Paul and the Jewish Tradition: The Ideology of the Shema by Mark D. Nanos was presented at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Penn., Thurs., Oct. 23, 2008, in the Jubilee Year of the Apostle St. Paul seminar series. Available in PDF format as well as on YouTube. (Link added 9/19/10)

Paul’s Contradictions — Can They Be Resolved? by John G. Gager. This article articulates the “two-covenant” approach to Judaism and Christianity. (Link updated 1/16/12)

Paul’s Reversal of Jews Calling Gentiles ‘Dogs’ (Philipplians 3:2): 1600 Years of an Ideological Tale Wagging an Exegetical Dog? by Mark D. Nanos argues that Paul’s denunciation was aimed at pagans. Available in PDF format. (Link added 5/26/08)

Rethinking the “Paul and Judaism” Paradigm: Why Not “Paul’s Judaism”? by Mark D. Nanos argues that Paul did not abandon the principle of Torah-observance for Christ-believing Jews. Available in PDF format. (Link added 5/26/08)

Review of ‘The Jesus Movement: A Social History of Its First Century’ by Mark D. Nanos is an extended review. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

Romans 9-11 from a Jewish Perspective on Christian-Jewish Relations is a paper by Mark D. Nanos. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

Romans: To the Churches of the Synagogues of Rome by Mark D. Nanos argues that the social context into which Paul wrote his letter was developing among Christ-following subgroups of the Jewish communities, not “churches” independent of them.  Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

Saint Paul and the Jews by Krister Stendahl. This article considers Romans 9-11 with a view to interfaith dialogue. (Link updated 3/12/03)

The Local Contexts of the Galatians: Toward Resolving A Catch-22 by Mark D. Nanos is an updated version of a paper presented to the Paul and Politics Group of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2001. Available in PDF format. (Link updated 9/11/10)

The Myth of the ‘Law-Free’ Paul Standing Between Christians and Jews by Mark D. Nanos was published in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations [SCJR] 4.1 (2009): 1-21. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

The Polytheist Identity of the ‘Weak,’ And Paul’s Strategy to ‘Gain’ Them: A New Reading of 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1 by Mark D. Nanos is a revision of the Paper presented in Corinth, Sept., 2007. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

The Social Context and Message of Galatians in View of Paul’s Evil Eye Warning (Gal. 3:1) by Mark D. Nanos explores Paul’s meaning in light of evil eye beliefs. Available in PDF format. (Link updated 9/11/10)

What Does “Present Jerusalem” (Gal 4:25) in Paul’s Allegory Have to Do with the Jerusalem of Paul’s Time, or the Concerns of the Galatians? is a paper by by Mark D. Nanos. Available in PDF format. (Link added 9/19/10)

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