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This article examines theological interpretations of Scripture, with a focus on Paul. It discusses the presumption that Christians interpret Scripture theologically to improve their prospects of living and worshipping faithfully before the Triune God, and links this presumption to arguments about the doctrine of Scripture and the place of Scripture in God’s drama of salvation. It also looks at the role of Scripture in God’s economy of salvation and considers letters attributed to Paul. After providing an overview of Pauline theology and theological interpretation of Paul, the article talks about Paul as interpreter of Scripture as well as his trinitarianism. It also comments on Paul’s particular theological and ecclesiological concerns over relationships between Jews and Gentiles in Christ, and how such concerns shape and are shaped by his convictions about God, Christ, and the Spirit.
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