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Understanding the Letter to the Romans in the Sect-Cult Development of Early Churches
This article examines how the model of sect-cult development in antiquity helps us understand Paul's discussion of Jewish traditions in the Letter to the Romans. In the traditional Augustinian–Lutheran scholarship, Romans has often been interpreted within the binary framework of Judaism and Christianity, as Paul showcasing one of the earliest examples of Christian opposition to Judaism. Based on the recent studies on Second Temple Judaism and the modified model of sect-cult reflecting thedoi:10.3390/rel11050257 fatcat:xozaxmla5bfippjokjleaa725y