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Paul's Critique of Theocracy : Theocracy in Corinthians and Galatians - David Odell-Scott

Paul's Critique of Theocracy

Theocracy in Corinthians and Galatians

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2003
ISBN: 9780826469663
Number Of Pages: 192

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An interpretation of select texts in Corinthians and Galatians concerned with the establishment of legitimate authority in the Christian community. The author argues that Paul claims no one may boast that they are selected by God, and no have has the authority to rule as God's representative. He also criticises those who aim at a special and superior 'sacredness' over against other community members. Argues, therefore, against most scholarly views, that Paul is not taking sides in a debate about the proper authority sturcture but criticising any notion of such a structure, opposing it with his metaphor of the Church as the body of Christ and the 'sacred family' of God. Paul's critique of sacred identification and theocratic construction yields a/theocracy. The exegesis is also sketched out in a postmodern framework criticising hierarchy through differentiation.

"This is a thoughtful and stimulating book."--,
"This book presents a fresh reading of texts from the Corinthian correspondence and Galatians."--Sanford Lakoff
"This is a thoughtful and stimulating book."--Sanford Lakoff

Emptying hierarchyp. 15
De/credop. 32
A/eugeneisp. 68
Christ crucified and the emptiness of theocracyp. 74
Tensions in the Textus, conflicts in the corpusp. 88
A sacred critique of reconciliationp. 99
Patriarchal promisep. 108
De/secrationp. 132
Sacred deceptions : sacred destructionp. 147
An a/theocratic conclusionp. 158
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ISBN: 9780826469663
ISBN-10: 0826469663
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover)
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1