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Christianity and the Law: The Law as the Form of the Gospel

Randi Rashkover

in Freedom and Law

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780823234523
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823240883 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823234523.003.0008
Christianity and the Law: The Law as the Form of the Gospel

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This chapter examines Christianity's relation to the law and justifies the utility of an apologetics of the law for Christian theology through an analysis of Karl Barth's notion of the freedom of the law. This chapter concludes with an interpretation of the nexus between law and wisdom in the Book of Job.

Keywords: Christianity; gospel; law; form; Book of Job wisdom; Karl Barth

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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