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Moral Formation according to Paul: The Context and Coherence of Pauline Ethics
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Moral Formation according to Paul: The Context and Coherence of Pauline Ethics

Author: Thompson, James W.
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ISBN: 0801039029 / 9780801039027
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Condition: New with remainder mark.
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"A vitally important book, which shows beyond any doubt that Paul's ethics are... a central and integral part of his total theological outlook.... This book must be read by all New Testament scholars working in Pauline studies."--Paul Foster, Expository Times
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.
Contents
Introduction: Paul's Moral Teaching in Context
1. Ethics in Hellenistic Judaism: Maintaining Jewish Identity in the Diaspora
2. Shaping an Identity: Moral Instruction and Community Formation
3. From Catechesis to Correspondence: Ethos and Ethics in 1 Thessalonians
4. Pauline Catechesis and the Lists of Vices and Virtues
5. Paul, the Law, and Moral Instruction
6. Paul, the Passions, and the Law
7. Putting Love into Practice
8. Ethics and the Disputed Letters of Paul
Conclusion: The Coherence of Paul's Moral Teaching
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