[Synoptic-L] Re: [XTalk] The Dutch Radical Approach to the Pauline Epistles
>Ron wrote[I ask]
> > Besides, Galatians admits to considerable friction between
>> Paul and the original followers of Jesus (2:6,9,11) - not the sort of
>> admission we would expect from an imposter trying to further the
>> theology advocated in the letters..
>I don't understand the point, excuse me. Who is the imposter, Marcion?
>From marcionite point of view (solus Paulus!) the friction is perfectly
>understandable, and permeates every letters (in the hypothesis of marcionite
>origin, a catholic redactor is responsible for the mitigation)
I think a useful direction for this thread would be to compare
*critically* the exact attitude
towards the law in Romans (a more "complete" a statement of thought
than Galatians) and
that which is held by Marcion.
For example, would a Marcionite write;
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means!
On the contrary, we uphold the law.
What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet, if it
had not been for the law, I should not have known sin.
So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.
I don't really know Marcionite teaching that well, but it has been my
impression that they were rather guilty of a simplistic reading of
Am I wrong in this?
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