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Kaiser on unhelpful scholars

“One of the more helpful surveys on the various issues and positions held by recent interpreters on the question of Paul, Christ, and the law is Brice L. Martin’s Christ and the Law in Paul. Martin conveniently summarizes the following views on Paul’s use of the law: those who saw contradictions in Paul’s view on the law (E.P Sanders, Heikki Räisänen); those who saw development in his view (John W. Drane, Hans Hübner, Ulrich Wilchens, Heikki Räisänen, E. P. Sanders, W.D Davies); those who argued that the law was non longer valid for believers (Albert Schweitzer, H. J. Schoeps, Ernest Käsemann, F. F. Bruce, Walter Gutbrod); and those who argued that the law was valid for the believers (C. E. B. Cranfield, George E. Howard, C. Thomas Rhyne, Robert Badenas, Ragnar Bring, Hans Conzelmann, George Eldon Ladd, Richard Longenecker, and Hans Hübner). There is such a veritable Babel of voices and positions that one wonders what the waiting and watching church must think and make out of all this confusion on the part of her scholars!”