Author: Jon Olson

Jon C. Olson is Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and an epidemiologist in the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Might the Lutheran Paul Aim to Keep the Law?

Peter Tomson reckoned Paul’s theology of justification able to coexist with his Law (Torah) observance. Recent exegetical work based on the view that Paul remained within Judaism make reconsideration of Tomson’s position timely. Olson examines five theological criteria in Stephen Westerholm’s Lutheran Paul, arguing that Paul so defined might also consistently observe the Jewish Sabbath and dietary laws. If so, the ‘Third Use’ of the Law is relevant for all Christians.