does EO distinguish between the "works of the law" of the Old Testament and the Actions of faith in obedience to the law of the New Covenant?
Um, not sure how to answer this, but let me give it a try. Yes, sort of, is the short answer. Faith and works go together, and the east doesn't make the clear distinction that the west focuses on.
If by works of the law you mean Jewish ritual rites--then yes, we are not enthralled with those (we have our own rites
). If you mean good works in general, they are nice but they -- in and of themselves -- to do not save us.
In my personal opinion, Paul's writings don't make a distinction between these two types of "'works of the law in the OT"(as I'm guessing the Jewish mind would not have done at this time), making your question a bit hard to answer.
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