Paul, the Worldly Ascetic
128 Pages

Paul, the Worldly Ascetic


128 Pages


In writing to the Corinthians, Paul was grappling with fundamental issues concerning the lifestyle of Christians, and specifically with questions about marriage, interracial marriage, and remarriage. The so-called hos me passage in I Corinthians 7 has been identified as a key passage for understanding Paul's expressed understanding of an appropriate model of Christian existence in the world. This one pastoral-counseling passage has had significant influence on the development of Western social orientation (not limited to the issues of marriage) and of Christian piety.
Paul, the Worldly Ascetic is a fundamental reevaluation of a benchmark passage, I Corinthians 7, and is itself a model of historical-critical exegesis. This insightful work will be welcomed by students of Paul, early Christianity, and history of religion, by classicists, and by those who seek an understanding of how we may rightly engage the world in which we live.



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Published 01 March 2012
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EAN13 9781725230880
Language English
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Paul, the Worldly Ascetic Response to the World and Self-Understanding According to I Corinthians 7 By Wimbush, Vincent L. Copyright©1987 by Wimbush, Vincent L. ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-963-4 Publication date 2/15/2012 Previously published by Mercer University Press, 1987
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