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Paul and the Power of Sin : Redefining 'Beyond the Pale' - T. L. Carter

Paul and the Power of Sin

Redefining 'Beyond the Pale'

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2002
ISBN: 9780521810418
Number Of Pages: 256

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Paul and the Power of Sin seeks to ground Paul's language of sin in the socio-cultural context of his original letters. T. L. Carter draws on the work of social anthropologist Mary Douglas to conduct a cross-cultural analysis of the symbolism of the power of sin in the letters, examining thoroughly Douglas' 'Grid and Group' model and defending its use as a heuristic tool for New Testament scholars. He uses this model to examine the social location of Paul and the communities to which he wrote and offers a fresh insight into key passages from 1 Corinthians, Galatians and Romans. Carter concludes that an important part of Paul's purpose was to safeguard the position of law-free Gentile believers by redrawing social boundaries along eschatological rather than ethnic lines.

'... deserves the serious attention of all interested in the theology of Paul.' The Expository Times

Introduction
'Grid and Group'
Physical and social boundaries in Corinth
Exclusive boundaries in Galatia
Small bounded groups in Rome
Inclusive boundaries in Rome
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521810418
ISBN-10: 0521810418
Series: Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th January 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.22  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.41