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The Morality of Paul's Converts

Edwin D Freed

The Morality of Paul's Converts

Edwin D Freed

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Edwin D. Freed is Emeritus Professor of Religion, Gettysburg College, having taught biblical studies for thirty-six years.

- Publisher A careful analysis of the texts of Paul's letters shows that in every church there were two main groups of converts: those who were baptized and those being instructed for baptism. Such analysis also makes it possible to determine which parts of each letter were directed toward converts being prepared for baptism and those already baptized. Baptism was the rite by which converts were forgiven of their past sins whereby they were made righteous, with the obligation to remain sinless for the day of Christ's return. Baptized converts became members of a renewed covenant community of God from which persons who continued to sin were expelled. Paul was always more concerned with how converts behaved than with what they believed about Christ. Paul remained a Jew even after he became a member of the group of Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah. Consequently, his primary message for Gentiles was faithfulness toward God, along with the moral probity of those who believe. Paul eventually deve

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About "The Morality of Paul's Converts"

Edwin D. Freed is Emeritus Professor of Religion, Gettysburg College, having taught biblical studies for thirty-six years.
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A careful analysis of the texts of Paul's letters shows that in every church there were two main groups of converts: those who were baptized and those being instructed for baptism. Such analysis also makes it possible to determine which parts of each letter were directed toward converts being prepared for baptism and those already baptized. Baptism was the rite by which converts were forgiven of their past sins whereby they were made righteous, with the obligation to remain sinless for the day of Christ's return. Baptized converts became members of a renewed covenant community of God from which persons who continued to sin were expelled. Paul was always more concerned with how converts behaved than with what they believed about Christ. Paul remained a Jew even after he became a member of the group of Jews who accepted Jesus as the Messiah. Consequently, his primary message for Gentiles was faithfulness toward God, along with the moral probity of those who believe. Paul eventually deve
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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Paul The Jew And Jewish Influence On His Ideas; 1. The Renewed Covenant Community Of God; 2. 1 Thessalonians: The Place To Begin; 3. 1 Thessalonians: The Place To Begin, Continued; 4. 1 And 2 Corinthians: Morality Comes To An Immoral City (1 Corinthians 1-6); 5. 1 And 2 Corinthians: Morality Comes To An Immoral City (1 Corinthians 7-11); 6. 1 And 2 Corinthians: Morality Comes To An Immoral City (1 Corinthians 12-16); 7. 1 And 2 Corinthians: Morality Comes To An Immoral City (2 Corinthians 10-13); 8. 1 And 2 Corinthians: Morality Comes To An Immoral City (2 Corinthians 1-9); 9. Galatians: The Morality Of Faithfulness, The Spirit And Jewish Law; 10. Galatians: The Morality Of Faithfulness, The Spirit And Jewish Law, Continued; 11. Philippians: Moral Life Is Complete; Conclusion

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  • Catalogue Code 226290
  • Product Code 1845530233
  • EAN 9781845530235
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Jun 2005
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.544kg

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