昆蘭群體的恩典觀

As for me, if I stumble, the mercies of God shall be my eternal salvation. If I stagger because of the sin of flesh, my justification (mhspti) shall be by the righteousness of God which endures for ever….He will draw me near by his grace, and by his mercy will he bring my justification (mshpti). He will judge me in the righteousness of his truth and in the greatness of his goodness he will pardon (ykpr) all my sins. Through his righteousness he will cleanse me of the uncleanness of man and of the sins of the children of me (Vermes). (Community Rule of Qumran [1QS 11.11-15], cited from James Dunn, The New Perspective on Paul, 3-4).

對於這一段,感覺和JD初遇它之時一樣驚喜。E. B. Sanders的論點再一次出現。(不過JD表示它對Sanders之論雖甚感激,卻不能解決他的困惑:即如果猶太教在保羅時期也強調恩典,保羅又何須從中「逃遁」呢?)

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