Douglas A. Campbell

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However, my main focus here is on the possible dissonances that
Campbell’s interpretation of Romans (and Paul) creates with other biblical
material. While not entirely fair to Campbell, since he does not claim to be
providing an interpretation that coheres with the broader scriptural witness,
the “fit” with Scripture generally will obviously be of concern to many interpreters
and theologians, this one among them. To mention just one such
issue: How does the Johannine stress on “believing in [eis] Christ” fit with
Paul’s apocalyptic construal of “deliverance”? Campbell’s repeated claim that
Paul’s quarrel with the “Teacher” is, at root, a debate about two different
conceptions of God (p. 184), or even two different “Gods” (p. 812) raises a
more serious question. Campbell insists that the “Teacher” is not a representative
of Judaism as such, espousing instead a Jewish-influenced Christian
aberration. Yet his description of the “Teacher’s” program is hard at
many points to differentiate from widespread Jewish views (his claim that
the “Teacher” was advocating for his view a “significant ethical advantage”
and a “decisive eschatological advantage” [p. 562] sounds a lot like typical
Jewish claims for their religion). And, as Campbell recognizes, in texts such
as Rom 9:1–5 and 10:1–3 Paul appears to be explicitly dealing with Judaism
as such. Moreover, his claim that there is “no retributive character to the God
revealed to Paul by Christ” (p. 706; italics his) sets Campbell’s construal of
“Paul’s God” off from the revelation of the OT God (see, e.g., Ps 62:12; Prov
24:12; Isa 59:18). Talk of “two different gods” in this context appears to me
to leave Campbell’s construal open to the charge of

incipient Marcionism.

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THE DELIVERANCE OF GOD:
AN APOCALYPTIC REREADING OF
JUSTIFICATION IN PAUL BY DOUGLAS A. CAMPBELL
douglas j. moo

JETS 53/1 (March 2010) 143–50
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