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Paul and the Stoics - Troels Engberg-Pedersen

Paperback Published: 13th April 2000
ISBN: 9780567087126

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Dr. Engberg-Pedersen shows how a range of problems encountered in twentieth-century interpretation of three major Pauline letters (Philippians, Galatians, Romans) may be overcome by reading the epistles in the light of ancient Stoic ethics.
He discusses literary, conceptual and theological issues: for example, the unity and purpose of the letters; the relationship in the letters between theology and ethics; the logical character and shape of Pauline exhortation; the relationship in Paul between cognition and participation; the meaning of righteousness from faith; Paul's handling of the Jewish law. The author illuminates the central core of Paul's thought by applying the Stoic perspective, and argues that scholars must move beyond the traditional Judaism/Hellenism divide to reach a comprehensive and accurate reading of Paul's letters.

An Essay in Interpretationp. 1
The Modelp. 33
The Stoicsp. 45
Philippians I: The Problem and the Beginning of a Solutionp. 81
Philippians II: The Solution Developedp. 105
Galatians I: The Problem and the Beginning of a Solutionp. 131
Galatians II: The Solution Developedp. 157
Romans I: The Problemp. 179
Romans II: The Solutionp. 217
Romans III: The Solution Developedp. 257
Conclusionp. 293
Notesp. 305
Abbreviationsp. 379
Bibliographyp. 383
Index of Modern Authorsp. 421
Index of Referencesp. 425
Index of Subjectsp. 433
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ISBN: 9780567087126
ISBN-10: 0567087123
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 13th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1