Order and (Dis)order in the First Christian Century: A General Survey of Attitudes

Order and (Dis)order in the First Christian Century: A General Survey of Attitudes

by F. Gerald Downing

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004251755
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Novum Testamentum, Supplements , #151
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

F. Gerald Downing, M.A. (Oxford), Hon. Research Fellow, University of Manchester, has taught Biblical Studies to ordinands (mostly Anglican), between times as parish priest, but is now retired. He has contributed to many international journals and essay collections, and produced a dozen books, six in series, most recently, God with Everything. The Divine in the Discourse of the First Christian Century (SWBA 2/2; Sheffield Phoenix, 2008).

Table of Contents

I. ORDER
1. “Let everything be done decently and in order (εὐσχημόνος καὶ κατὰ τάξιν)” (1 Cor 14.40). Unity, Order and Problems of Diversity. A. Greeks, Romans, Jews
2. “Let everything be done decently and in order (εὐσχημόνος καὶ κατὰ τάξιν)” (1 Cor 14.40). Unity, Order and Problems of Diversity. B. The New Testament Authors
3. Order within: Passions, Divine and Human. A. In the Wider Graeco-Roman World
4. Order within: Passions, Divine and Human. B. Among late Second Temple Jews and the first Christians
5. Order in Composition : ‘καθεξης σοι γράψαι’ (Luke 1.3)
6. Order in Thought: Ambiguity, Ancient Semantics, and Faith
7. “All things to All People”, τοις πασιν πάντα (1 Cor 9.22). (Dis)order in Thought: Free-range Reflections to engage Dio of Prusa’s and Paul’s Implied Audiences
II. LAW
8. Legislation as Social Engineering in the New Testament World
9. “What, then, of the Law?”, “ΤΙ ΟΥΝ Ο ΝΟΜΟΣ;” Gal 3.19. Appraisals of Law in Paul and other New Testament Writers, and in the wider Graeco-Roman World
10. Justification as Acquittal? A Critical Examination of Judicial Parlance in Paul’s World
11. Disorderly Court Procedure: Pliny’s Prosecutions of Christians
III. DISRUPTIVE RE-ORDERING
12. The Baptist’s New Order
13. Dissident Jesus
14. Disorderly Paul

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