The New Perspective on Paul claims that the Reformed understanding of justification is wrong – that it misunderstands Paul and the Judaism with which he engages. The New Perspective’s revised understanding of Second Temple Judaism provides the foundation to a new perspective. This important book seeks to show that this foundation is fundamentally faulty and cannot bear the weight it needs to carry, thus undermining the entirety of the New Perspective on Paul itself.
Thomas R. Schreiner
Robert Cara directs our attention to the primary sources, to what the texts themselves say. He writes in an engaging and accessible style, showing that a Reformational reading is faithful to Paul’s theology.
Associate Dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Michael S. Horton
Robert Cara is a specialist and adds fresh arguments against the NPP interpretation. And yet, he writes in a way that makes the issues accessible to pastors who need informed responses to this influential trend.
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary
Guy Prentiss Waters
Robert J. Cara’s Cracking the Foundation of the New Perspective on Paul is a fresh response to one of the most vigorous challenges to the Reformation’s doctrine of justification in the last quarter century. Students and scholars alike will benefit from this fair-minded and firm engagement.
James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary
Michael J. Kruger
With impressive analysis of the historical sources, and careful attention to overlooked texts, Cara shakes the foundation of what seemed to be an unshakable system.
President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Reformed Theological Seminary