I thought I might plop this question out once more! There is a movement afoot in Paul studies lately. N T Wright, James D. G. Dunn and others have said more or less that the reformers and many protestants today have misunderstood the Jewish concept of the Law. The law was never seen as something that could save a person if fulfilled. It was merely the Jew "doing his/her part" - with salvation coming from the covenant with God, and NOT through the law! Paul's writing against "the law" was really an argument against Jewish Christians insisting that others continue with circumcision and food laws. This obviously has significant implications for understaning the concept of justification. What say ye???