Crux of Election
Paul’s Critique of the Jewish
Confidence in the Election of Israel

By Sigurd Grindheim
December 2005
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 202
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161486900
294 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼” x 9 ¼”
$97.50 Paper Original

Through his investigation of Paul’s theology of election, Sigurd Grindheim contributes to the discussion regarding Paul and contemporary Judaism precipitated by the new perspective.

This work is a revised and expanded version of the author’s dissertation, “Paul’s Critique of the Jewish Confidence in the Election of Israel in 2 Corinthians 11:16–12:10 and Philippians 3:1–11.”

The dissertation was accepted by the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies in December 2002.

Contents Include:

Chapter 1: Election in the Scriptures of Israel
Chapter 2: Election in Second Temple Judaism
Chapter 3: Boasting according to the Flesh: 2 Corinthians 11:16 – 12:10
Chapter 4: Confidence in the Flesh: Philippians 3:1 – 11
Chapter 5: Election Validated through Judgement: Romans 9 – 11
Chapter 6: Election and Reversal of Values in the Pauline Letters
Chapter 7: Conclusion
Chapter 8: The New Perspective on Paul
Index of References
Index of Modern Authors
Subject Index


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