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Solidarity and Difference : A Contemporary Reading of Paul's Ethics

By: Horrell, David G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.T&T Clark Cornerstones: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (435 p.).ISBN: 9780567662835.Subject(s): Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Epistles of Paul | Bible. New Testament Epistles of Paul -- Theology | Ethics in the Bible | Paul, the Apostle, Saint -- Ethics | Paul, the Apostle, SaintGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Solidarity and Difference : A Contemporary Reading of Paul's EthicsDDC classification: 241/.0412/092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
FC; Half title; Other Titles in the Cornerstones Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the Cornerstones Edition; Solidarity and Difference Ten Years On; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Approaches to Pauline Ethics: From Bultmann to Boyarin; 1.1 Theology and ethics: Indicative and imperative; 1.2 Pauline ethics as halakah; 1.3 Pauline ethics and Greco-Roman moral philosophy; 1.4 Pauline ethics and the teaching of Jesus; 1.5 Morals and community: Pauline ethics in social context; 1.6 Appropriating Pauline ethics
1.7 Paul beyond the Church: Political ethics and cultural criticism1.8 Conclusion; 2 Liberals and Communitarians: Contrasting Approaches in Contemporary Ethical Theory; 2.1 The liberal-communitarian debate; 2.2 Jürgen Habermas's discourse ethics; 2.3 Stanley Hauerwas's ecclesial ethics; 2.4 Critical reactions; 2.5 Common ground?; 3 Reading Paul: Myth, Ritual, Identity and Ethics; 3.1 Symbolic universe, story and myth; 3.2 Ritual and practice; 3.3 Identity, world-view and ethos; 3.4 Ethics and morality; 3.5 Conclusion
4 The Construction of Community: Corporate Solidarity in Christ4.1 Ritual and solidarity: Baptism and Lord's supper; 4.2 A community of adelphoi: Identity and ethos; 4.3 Appeals for unity in the face of division; 4.4 The body: Whole and parts; 4.5 Solidarity in practice: What difference does it make?; 4.6 Conclusion; 5 Purity, Boundaries and Identity: The Rhetoric of Distinction; 5.1 The language of distinction; 5.2 Distinction and positive group identity; 5.3 Boundaries and the body: Sexual ethics and idolatry; 5.4 Social interaction with outsiders
5.5 Ethical norms: Distinctive or shared?5.6 Conclusion: Distinct identity, shared ethics; 6 Solidarity, Difference and Other-Regard: The Strong and the Weak (1 Cor 8-10, Rom 14-15); 6.1 Idol food at Corinth: 1 Cor 8.1-11.1; 6.2 The Strong and the Weak in Rome: Rom 14.1-15.13; 6.3 Significant themes; 6.4 Conclusion; 7 Other-Regard and Christ as Moral Paradigm; 7.1 Philippians 2.5-11 and Christ as exemplar; 7.2 1 Corinthians 9.14-15 and Paul's imitation of Christ; 7.3 The law of Christ (Gal 6.2; 1 Cor 9.21); 7.4 The collection (2 Cor 8.9-15): Self-giving and equality
7.5 Conclusion8 Ethics and Outsiders; 8.1 Universal knowledge (Romans 1-2); 8.2 Universal obligations (Rom 13.1-7); 8.3 Concern for the reaction of outsiders; 8.4 Doing good to all; 8.5 Conclusion; 9 Solidarity and Difference: Paul among Liberals and Communitarians; 9.1 The shape of Pauline ethics: Seven theses; 9.2 Paul among liberals and communitarians; 9.3 Models for the appropriation of Pauline ethics; Bibliography; Indexes; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Ancient References
Summary: David G. Horrell presents a study of Pauline ethics, examining how Paul's moral discourse envisages and constructs communities in which there is a strong sense of solidarity but also legitimate difference in various aspects of ethical practice. Horrell reads New Testament texts with an explicit awareness of contemporary ethical theory, and assesses Paul's contribution as a moral thinker in the context of modern debate. Using a framework indebted to the social sciences, as well as to contemporary ethical theory, Horrell examines the construction of community in Paul's letters, the notions o
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FC; Half title; Other Titles in the Cornerstones Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the Cornerstones Edition; Solidarity and Difference Ten Years On; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Approaches to Pauline Ethics: From Bultmann to Boyarin; 1.1 Theology and ethics: Indicative and imperative; 1.2 Pauline ethics as halakah; 1.3 Pauline ethics and Greco-Roman moral philosophy; 1.4 Pauline ethics and the teaching of Jesus; 1.5 Morals and community: Pauline ethics in social context; 1.6 Appropriating Pauline ethics

1.7 Paul beyond the Church: Political ethics and cultural criticism1.8 Conclusion; 2 Liberals and Communitarians: Contrasting Approaches in Contemporary Ethical Theory; 2.1 The liberal-communitarian debate; 2.2 Jürgen Habermas's discourse ethics; 2.3 Stanley Hauerwas's ecclesial ethics; 2.4 Critical reactions; 2.5 Common ground?; 3 Reading Paul: Myth, Ritual, Identity and Ethics; 3.1 Symbolic universe, story and myth; 3.2 Ritual and practice; 3.3 Identity, world-view and ethos; 3.4 Ethics and morality; 3.5 Conclusion

4 The Construction of Community: Corporate Solidarity in Christ4.1 Ritual and solidarity: Baptism and Lord's supper; 4.2 A community of adelphoi: Identity and ethos; 4.3 Appeals for unity in the face of division; 4.4 The body: Whole and parts; 4.5 Solidarity in practice: What difference does it make?; 4.6 Conclusion; 5 Purity, Boundaries and Identity: The Rhetoric of Distinction; 5.1 The language of distinction; 5.2 Distinction and positive group identity; 5.3 Boundaries and the body: Sexual ethics and idolatry; 5.4 Social interaction with outsiders

5.5 Ethical norms: Distinctive or shared?5.6 Conclusion: Distinct identity, shared ethics; 6 Solidarity, Difference and Other-Regard: The Strong and the Weak (1 Cor 8-10, Rom 14-15); 6.1 Idol food at Corinth: 1 Cor 8.1-11.1; 6.2 The Strong and the Weak in Rome: Rom 14.1-15.13; 6.3 Significant themes; 6.4 Conclusion; 7 Other-Regard and Christ as Moral Paradigm; 7.1 Philippians 2.5-11 and Christ as exemplar; 7.2 1 Corinthians 9.14-15 and Paul's imitation of Christ; 7.3 The law of Christ (Gal 6.2; 1 Cor 9.21); 7.4 The collection (2 Cor 8.9-15): Self-giving and equality

7.5 Conclusion8 Ethics and Outsiders; 8.1 Universal knowledge (Romans 1-2); 8.2 Universal obligations (Rom 13.1-7); 8.3 Concern for the reaction of outsiders; 8.4 Doing good to all; 8.5 Conclusion; 9 Solidarity and Difference: Paul among Liberals and Communitarians; 9.1 The shape of Pauline ethics: Seven theses; 9.2 Paul among liberals and communitarians; 9.3 Models for the appropriation of Pauline ethics; Bibliography; Indexes; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Ancient References

David G. Horrell presents a study of Pauline ethics, examining how Paul's moral discourse envisages and constructs communities in which there is a strong sense of solidarity but also legitimate difference in various aspects of ethical practice. Horrell reads New Testament texts with an explicit awareness of contemporary ethical theory, and assesses Paul's contribution as a moral thinker in the context of modern debate. Using a framework indebted to the social sciences, as well as to contemporary ethical theory, Horrell examines the construction of community in Paul's letters, the notions o

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David G. Horrell is Professor of New Testament at the University of Exeter UK, and author of Becoming Christian (T&T Clark 2013).

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