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Unformatted text preview: -All ready & not yet kingdom of God-Created for paul an opportunity & challenge-Oppurtunity: Gentiles non jews, welcomed into community that was waiting for gods kingdom-Challenge: Not many gentiles, jews found this to be a problem, tried to resolve it-Pauls letter to galations most forceful effort to resolve problem-Deeply uncompromising on one key point-Proposed solution in acts gentiles should be circumsized-Make existence in community so much easier-Make gentiles into Jews-Strange awkward fit-Paul says distortion of true gospel-Letter to galation-Why are gentiles in position-Being jews or non jews?-Divide world into 2 groups-Gentiles stop worsihipin idols & sinful practices but dont fully attatch to God-Dont fully convert to Judaism-Where do they fit w/ convenant w/ Abraham/ promise on mount cyanide?-paul has specific answers to questions-Pauls rivals wanted gentiles to convert to Judaism-Pauls answer is no they must not-^Circumsision...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2010 for the course REL REL 100 taught by Professor Schweibert during the Fall '10 term at Lenoir-Rhyne.
- Fall '10