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Moral Formation According to Paul The Context and Coherence of Pauline Ethics

ISBN-10: 0801039029
ISBN-13: 9780801039027
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

This fresh treatment of Paul's ethics addresses this question: how, according to Paul, can Christian communities know how God wants them to live? Leading biblical scholar James Thompson explains that Paul offers a coherent moral vision based not only on the story of Christ but also on the norms of the law. Paul did not live with a sharp dichotomy of law and gospel and recognized the continuing importance of the law. Thompson makes a distinctive contribution by locating the roots of Paul's concrete ethical thought in Hellenistic Judaism rather than Hellenistic moral philosophy. Students of New Testament ethics and Pauline theology will value this work.

James W. Thompson is Professor of Graduate Bible, Abilene Christian University.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: Paul's Moral Teaching in Context: Living Worthily of the Gospel
Ethics in Hellenistic Judaism: Maintaining Jewish Identity in the Diaspora
Shaping an Identity: Moral Instruction and Community Formation
From Catechesis to Correspondence: Ethos and Ethics in 1 Thessalonians
Pauline Catechesis and the Lists of Vices and Virtues
Paul, the Law, and Moral Instruction
Paul, the Passions, and the Law
Putting Love into Practice
Ethics and the Disputed Letters of Paul 181 Conclusion: The Coherence of Paul's Moral Teaching
Works Cited
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Ancient Sources

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