nomism


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nomism

(ˈnəʊmɪzəm)
n
(Theology) adherence to a law or laws as a primary exercise of religion
[C20: from Greek nomos law, custom]
noˈmistic adj

nomism

the practice of religious legalism, especially the basing of standards of good actions upon the moral law.
See also: Law
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According to Strong Nomism the laws of nature determine which counter factual conditionals are true, and they also determine which powers and tendencies particular things have.
Conflicting studies regarding Paul's ambivalence about his ideas on salvation by faith in Jesus, nomism, soteriology, the four Gospels, and his break with Judaism broaden our knowledge of the "Apostle to the Gentiles.
lt;<Covenantal nomism is the view that one's place in God's plan is established on the basis of the covenant and that covenant requires as the proper response of man his obedience to its commandments, while providing means of atonement for transgression>> (E.
He grapples with the church's need to replace the Jewish anchor in the law of Moses with a new form of Christian nomism.
This is especially clear in Moo's work on Romans 2, for instance, where Paul is repeatedly shown to be countering covenantal nomism directly (e.
Illustrating the former is an acute interest in the category, covenantal nomism, of recent descriptions of Rabbinic Judaism (or of "Judaism" seen as a single religion despite the multiplicity of Judaisms that stand behind the diverse bodies of evidence
What remains problematic with Sanders' answers - which explain both getting in to the covenant by means of election and staying in by means of the law in terms of covenantal nomism - is that they do not make it possible to ascribe any positive will to this pattern of religion.
The ethical teaching of Jesus is thereby transformed into an inflexible nomism.
examines texts from Judaism that call the gracious framework of covenantal nomism into question and finds that, from such a perspective, the demands of the Law take on central importance, so that perfect obedience is demanded without compromise or a softening provision of atonement with election.
The presupposition that God continued to exist and to act would mean that other patterns of mediation were compatible with (to use Sanders' term) covenantal nomism as a pattern of religion, but they were not necessary or fundamental to it.
Sanders, Dunn, and Wright), but he believes their view of the Jewish law as covenantal nomism doesn't quite allow covenant to be defined in terms of the Exodus rather than boundary markers, such as circumcision, Sabbath observance, and kosher food (pp.
Sanders's view of Second Temple Judaism as a covenantal nomism, the approaches of New Perspective interpreters should not be reduced simply to that one aspect of the New Perspective viewpoint.