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Liberating Paul

Paperback|Feb 2005
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For centuries the apostle Paul has been invoked to justify oppression ? whether on behalf of slavery, to enforce unquestioned obedience to the state, to silence women, or to legitimate anti-Semitism. To interpret Paul is thus to set foot on...


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For centuries the apostle Paul has been invoked to justify oppression ? whether on behalf of slavery, to enforce unquestioned obedience to the state, to silence women, or to legitimate anti-Semitism. To interpret Paul is thus to set foot on a terrible battleground between spiritual forces. But as Neil Elliott argues, the struggle to liberate human beings from the power of Death requires "Liberating Paul" from his enthrallment to that power. In this book, Elliott shows that what many people experience as the scandal of Paul is the unfortunate consequence of the way Paul has usually been read, or rather misread, in the churches.In the first half of the book, Elliott examines the many texts historically interpreted to support oppression or maintain the status quo. He shows how often Paul's authentic message has been interpreted in the light of later pseudo-Pauline writings.In Part Two, Elliott applies a "political key" to the interpretation of Paul. Though subsequent centuries have turned the cross into a symbol of Christian piety, Elliott forcefully reminds us that in Paul's time this was the Roman mode of executing rebellious slaves, a fact that has profound political implications.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 299547
  • Product Code 9780800623791
  • ISBN 0800623797
  • EAN 9780800623791
  • Pages 308
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Augsburg/fortress Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2005
  • Sales Rank 58945
  • Dimensions 208 x 140 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.486kg

Neil Elliott

Neil Elliott is Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, Minnesota, and Chaplain at the University Episcopal Center, the University of Minnesota. Among his publications is Liberating Paul.

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