Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Hunn on Pistis Christou

Just seen a summary of a new article on pistis Christou in the TynBul, by Debbie Hunn (thanks, Nijay):

"The coherence of Paul’s argument in Galatians 2:15–3:14 depends upon strong links among the phrases. Therefore the reader who understands a single use of in the passage can correctly infer basic aspects of the others. Therefore ek pistews in Habakkuk 2:4, because it is cited in Galatians 3:11, informs the discussion about pistis Christou in Galatians 2:16, 20; and an Old Testament prophet speaks in a present-day controversy. Habakkuk, by using ek pistews to refer to the faith of Gentiles, testifies that pistis Christou in Galatians refers to human faith as well"

All sounds good to me, right up to the crucial last sentence! But I won’t judge an article by its summary. Can anyone send me a scan?!


At 5/08/2012 3:10 AM, Blogger Ed Gentry said...

Well 'human faith' could mean human faithfulness, I believe Gorman would argue this.

At 5/09/2012 4:30 PM, Blogger r.campbell said...

The links go a bit further than that, but it's only later on that they start getting really tough for this reading. It looks like a smart call if she stopped at 3:14. Of course, Paul didn't.

At 5/10/2012 1:25 AM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Right - precisely why one cannot adjudicate on the matter without going into the rest of Gal. 3


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