Paul Apostle To America / Edition 1

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Using a nontechnical presentation of recent research and a sometimes-whimsical treatment of contemporary artifacts, Robert Jewett shows how Paul engages and challenges American society in unexpected ways. He offers preliminary explorations of the relevance of Paul's letters to the American scene and exploits the resources of scientific biblical research that allow Paul's message to be clarified. Important trends in American culture, including popular entertainment and books, are brought into interaction with freshly discovered aspects of Pauline thought.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664254834
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 5/3/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Jewett is Visiting Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Pauline Scholarship Interacting With Cultural Trends
1 Overcoming the Eurocentric View of Paul 3
2 Interpreting Paul in the American Context 13
3 Law and the Coexistence of Jews and Gentiles 32
4 The Sexual Liberation of Paul and His Churches 45
5 Slavery and the Tactful Revolution of the New Age 59
Pt. 2 New Pauline Resources for the American Future
6 Tenement Churches and Pauline Love Feasts 73
7 Discharged from the Law of Consumerism 87
8 Truth and Dark Mirrors: The Opening of the American Mind 98
9 Paul and the Democratic Prospect 112
Notes 129
Index of Passages 161
Index of Authors Cited 165
Index of Subjects 171
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