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Paul on marriage and celibacy : the Hellenistic background of 1 Corinthians 7

Author: Will Deming
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 83.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study overturns the traditional interpretation of Paul's thinking on marriage and celibacy. By examining established theories about the main influences on his theology, and by reconstructing the Stoic and Cynic discourse on marriage that formed its context, it offers an illuminating reassessment of both Paul's understanding of marriage and his place in the history of Christian asceticism, and provides new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paulus <Apostel>; Paulus, Apostel.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Will Deming
ISBN: 0521472849 9780521472845
OCLC Number: 30359137
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Chicago, 1991.
Description: xiv, 265 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The motivation for celibacy in 1 Corinthians 7 a review of scholarly opinion --
The stoic-cynic marriage debate --
Stoic and cynic elements in 1 Corinthians 7 --
A non-ascetic interpretation of Paul.
Series Title: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies), 83.
Responsibility: Will Deming.
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This study draws on an examination of the Stoic and Cynic context of Paul's theology to provide a new assessment of both his understanding of marriage and his place in the history of Christian  Read more...

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"Deming's monograph is an important contribution to the study of 1 Cor. 7 and merits close attention by all who work on this chapter." John T. Fitzgerald, The Journal of Religion

 
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