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Paul's language of grace in its graeco-roman context.

Author: JAMES R HARRISON
Publisher: [s.l.] : Wipf & stock publishers, 2017.
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Named Person: Paul, Apostle Saint; Paul, Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: JAMES R HARRISON
ISBN: 1532613466 9781532613463
OCLC Number: 1255191254
Notes: Reprint of edition published Tubingen, Germany : Mohr Siebeck, 2003.
Description: xxxiii, 440 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Paul and the Reign of Grace --
1.1.Modern Scholarship on Benefaction: The Clue to the First-Century Context of Charis? --
1.2.Modern Scholarship on Charis: A Timeless Construct? --
1.3.Patronage and the Social-Scientific Approach: The Way Ahead for New Testament Social Research? --
1.3.1.Valuable insights from the social sciences for our understanding of first-century grace --
1.3.2.Deficiencies in the social-scientific approach for a historically nuanced understanding of first-century grace --
1.4.Purpose and Plan of Study --
ch. 2 The Role of Charis in the Inscriptions --
2.1.The Inscriptions and New Testament Benefaction Terminology --
2.2.The Inscriptions, Charis, and New Testament Benefaction Studies --
2.3.The Nature and Structure of Honorific Decrees --
2.4.Charis in the `Manifesto' Clause: Return of `Favour' or `Thanks'? --
2.5.A Survey of Charis in the Inscriptions --
2.6.Charis and the Ethos of Reciprocity --
Note continued: 2.7.Charis and the Gods --
2.8.A Profile of Benefactors and their Communities --
2.8.1.Zosimos of Priene (84 BC) --
2.8.2.Antiochus I of Kommagene (Mid first century BC) --
2.8.3.Phainios of Gytheion (AD 41/42) --
2.8.4.Caligula (AD 37) and Nero (AD 67) --
2.8.5.Conclusion: Charis in the first century AD --
2.9.Conclusion --
ch. 3 The Role of Charis in the Papyri --
3.1.Charis and the Ancient Epistolary Theorists --
3.1.1.Charis, the papyri, and benefaction studies --
3.1.2.Papyrological methodology and benefaction studies --
3.1.3.The social world of benefaction in the epistolary theorists --
3.2.A Survey of Charis and Its Cognates --
3.2.1.The bestowal of a favour or a gift --
3.2.2.The return of gratitude --
3.2.3.The letter of recommendation and the disposal of favour --
3.2.4.Charis and its cognates in the Jewish papyri --
3.2.5.Conclusion --
3.3.Charis and the Ethos of Reciprocity in the Papyri --
3.4.Charis and the Gods in the Papyri --
Note continued: 3.5.Charis and the Caesar Cult in the Papyri --
3.6.Charis in the Magical Papyri --
3.6.1.Charis and beneficence in the magical papyri --
3.6.2.Thanksgiving in the magical papyri --
3.6.3.Conclusion --
3.7.Conclusion --
ch. 4 The Role of Charis in First-Century Judaism --
4.1.Grace and First-Century Judaism Post E.P. Sanders --
4.1.1.E.P. Sanders and the `New Perspective' on Paul: Situating grace in its Jewish context --
4.1.2.The `new perspective': an adequate portrayal of Judaism and Paul? --
4.2.The Use of Charis in the LXX --
4.3.The Use of Charis in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha --
4.4.Charis, Philo, and Beneficence --
4.4.1.Modern scholars, Philo, and charis: A survey --
4.4.2.Grace and the beneficence of God in Philo --
4.4.3.Philo and the ethos of reciprocity --
4.4.4.Philo's critique of charis in its benefaction context --
4.4.5.Conclusion --
4.5.Charis, Josephus, and Beneficence --
4.5.1.Grace and divine beneficence in Josephus --
Note continued: 4.5.2.Grace and human beneficence in Josephus --
4.5.3.Josephus and the ethos of reciprocity --
4.5.4.Josephus' critique of charis in its benefaction context --
4.5.5.Conclusion --
4.6.Grace in the Jewish Synagogal and Funerary Inscriptions --
4.6.1.Grace in the Jewish synagogal inscriptions --
4.6.2.Grace in the Jewish funerary inscriptions --
4.7.Grace in the Jewish Synagogal Sermon --
4.8.Grace in the Rabbinic Literature --
4.8.1.Methodological issues --
4.8.2.The rabbinic exegesis of Old Testament grace texts --
4.9.Conclusion --
ch. 5 The Role of Charis in the Philosophers --
5.1.Charis, the Philosophers, and Benefaction Studies --
5.1.1.Paul's exposure to the philosophers' discussions of charis --
5.1.2.The contribution of the philosophers to benefaction studies --
5.2.A Survey of Charis and its Cognates in the Philosophers --
5.2.1.The bestowal of a favour or a gift --
5.2.2.The return of gratitude --
5.2.3.Charis outside its benefaction context --
Note continued: 5.3.Charis and the Ethos of Reciprocity in the Philosophers --
5.4.Charis and the Gods of the Philosophers --
5.4.1.Charis and the gods: a general survey --
5.4.2.Grace and the cults --
5.4.3.Grace and recompense --
5.5.The Philosophical Critique of Charis --
5.5.1.The moral critique of benefaction ideology --
5.5.2.Critical responses to the ethos of reciprocity --
5.5.3.The critique of the cult --
5.5.4.Epicureans, cynics, and the debate on divine beneficence in antiquity --
5.6.Beneficence in the Roman Moralists: A Study of the Role of Gratia --
5.6.1.A survey of gratia and its cognates in the Roman moralists --
5.6.2.Gratia and the ethos reciprocity in the Roman moralists --
5.6.3.Gratia and the gods in the Roman moralists --
5.6.4.The philosophical critique of gratia in the Roman moralists --
5.7.Conclusion --
ch. 6 Paul and Divine Beneficence --
6.1.Paul, Charis, and the Salvation of God --
Note continued: 6.1.1.Graeco-Roman benefaction and the honour-and-shame dynamic of Paul's letter to the Romans --
6.1.2.Graeco-Roman benefaction and the age of grace: Paul and the Roman Christians --
6.1.2.1.Paul's solution to the honour-and-shame dynamic in Romans does not diminish the demands of divine righteousness --
6.1.2.2.Paul's solution to the honour-and-shame dynamic in Romans involves a novel understanding of righteousness --
6.1.2.3.The gift of divine righteousness is extended to unworthy beneficiaries through a dishonoured benefactor --
6.1.2.4.The reign of grace in Romans 5:12-22 must be situated as much within the Roman eschatology of Augustus as within the Jewish apocalyptic literature --
6.1.2.5.Paul's metaphor of Christians as obligated beneficiaries in Romans 6:12-23 is drawn from the familia Caesaris --
6.1.3.Graeco-Roman benefaction and the age of grace: Paul and the eastern Mediterranean Christians --

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