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The emergence of sin : the cosmic tyrant in Romans

Author: Matthew Croasmun
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Commentators have long argued about whether Paul literally means to say Sin is a person or is simply indulging in literary personification, but regardless of Paul's intentions, for modern readers it would seem clear enough: there is no such thing as a cosmic tyrant. Surely it is more reasonable to suppose 'Sin' is merely a colorful way of describing individual misdeeds or, at most, a way of evoking the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Croasmun
ISBN: 9780190277987 019027798X
OCLC Number: 956984856
Description: xi, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: s/Sin: the genealogy of a person(ification) --
Emergence --
The emergence of persons great and small --
An emergent account of sin in Romans --
Sin, gender, and empire.
Responsibility: Matthew Croasmun.

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Commentators have long argued about whether to read Paul's personification of Sin in Romans literally or figuratively. Matthew Croasmun suggests both that the cosmic power Sin is nothing more than an  Read more...

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