9781598563245

Paul Unbound : Other Perspectives on the Apostle

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    9781598563245

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    1598563246

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/30/2009
  • Publisher: BAKER BOOKS
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Summary

This book offers advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and interested laypeople an introduction to a wide range of approaches to Paul that are relevant to, yet go beyond, traditional theological and historical concerns. Beginning with Warren Carter's observations on Paul's primary interactions being with Rome, rather than with the followers of Jesus or first-century Jews, and moving through Steven Friesen's argument for a different picture of Paul as activist and Mark Nano's challenge to prevailing interpretations of 1 Corinthians 9 and Paul's observance of "the law," leading New Testament scholars provide helpful surveys of the field and offer new insights and possibilities for further research. An excellent supplement to standard textbooks, each chapter of this compilation offers suggestions for further reading. The book also includes indices of modern authors, subjects, and ancient sources.

Author Biography

Mark D. Given, editor, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University and the author of Paul's True Rhetoric: Ambiguity, Cunning, and Deception in Greece and Rome.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Paul and the Roman Empire: Recent Perspectivesp. 7
Paul and Economics: The Jerusalem Collection as an Alternative to Patronagep. 27
Paul and His Opponents: The Searchp. 55
Paul and Ethnicity: A Selective History of Interpretationp. 71
Paul and the Law: Pressure Points in the Debatep. 99
Paul and Judaism: Why Not Paul's Judaism?p. 117
Paul and Women: Telling Women to Shut Up Is More Complicated Than You Might Thinkp. 161
Paul and Rhetoric: A Sophos in the Kingdom of Godp. 175
Index of Modern Authorsp. 201
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 207
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