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Solidarity and Difference (2nd Edition) (T&t Clark Cornerstones Series)

David G HorrellN T Wright (Fwd)

Solidarity and Difference (2nd Edition) (T&t Clark Cornerstones Series)

David G HorrellN T Wright (Fwd)

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: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 of purity, boundaries and identity, Paul's attempts to deal with diversity in his churches, the role of imitating Christ in Paul's ethics, and the ethic Paul develops for interaction with 'outsiders'. Finally, the pattern of Paul's moral thinking is considered in relation to the liberal-communitarian debate, with explicit consideration given to the central moral norms of Pauline thought, and the prospects for, and problems with, appropriating these in the contemporary world. This Cornerstones edition includes an extended reflective introduction and a substantial foreword from N.T. Wright.

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: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 of purity, boundaries and identity, Paul's attempts to deal with diversity in his churches, the role of imitating Christ in Paul's ethics, and the ethic Paul develops for interaction with 'outsiders'. Finally, the pattern of Paul's moral thinking is considered in relation to the liberal-communitarian debate, with explicit consideration given to the central moral norms of Pauline thought, and the prospects for, and problems with, appropriating these in the contemporary world. This Cornerstones edition includes an extended reflective introduction and a substantial foreword from N.T. Wright.
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Meet the Authors

David G Horrell

David G. Horrell (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of several books, including An Introduction to the Study of Paul (T&T Clark, Second Edition 2006) and Solidarity and Difference (T&T Clark, 2005). He was the editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament from 2002-2007.

He is an active member of the British New Testament Society, having chaired the Social World of the New Testament Seminar from 2001-2006, and is also a member of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS). He completed his PhD at Cambridge on Pauls Corinthian letters and the letter known as 1 Clement

Table Of Contents

  • :preface Abbreviations Introduction1.approaches To Pauline Ethics: From Bultmann To Boyarin 2.liberals And Communitarians: Contrasting Approaches In Contemporary Ethical Theory 3.reading Paul: Myth, Ritual, Identity, And Ethics 4.the Construction Of Community: Corporate Solidarity In Christ 5.purity, Boundaries And Identity: The Rhetoric Of Distinction 6.solidarity, Difference, And Other-regard: The Strong And The Weak (1 Cor 8-10, Rom 14-15) 7.other-regard And Christ As Moral Paradigm 8. Universal Knowledge 9.solidarity And Difference: Paul Among Liberals And Communitarians Bibliography Index Of Ancient References Index Of Modern Authors
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