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Author Downing, F. Gerald

Title Cynics, Paul and the Pauline Churches
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (382 pages)
Contents AND OUR SOURCES(i) Recent Studies of Cynic traces in Paul's writings.; (ii) Cynics: The popular generalisations; (iii) The Variegated Cynic 'Family' in the First Century: A preliminary Sketch.; 3 WHY THEN THE LAW?; (i) Recent debate; (ii) 'Law' in Graeco-Roman debate; (iii) Cynic disparagement of laws and customs; iv) Paul the mould-breaker; (v) For the sake of transgressions; and the pedagogue; (vi) Further thoughts on law; (vii) Conclusion; 4 ALREADY THE SCEPTRE AND THE KINGDOM; (i) Taking Cynic freedom too far; (ii) Already?; (iii) Free for anything; (iv) Paul rules
(X) A return to the good beginning, away from today's corruption(xi) Vice and virtue; (xii) The exalted sufferer; (xiii) In conclusion: the five theses, again.; 8 PAUL, AN 'ANOMALOUS' JEW; 9 STOIC AND EPICUREAN STRANDS; (i) The Porch; (ii) The Garden; 10 PAUL AND OTHER EARLY CHRISTIANS, AND THEIR TRADITIONS OF JESUS; AND JESUS; (i) Early Christian Cynicism; (ii) Jesus as a Cynic for a Cynic church and a Cynic Paul; 11 CONCLUSIONS; So, what may we suppose we have shown?; ABBREVIATIONS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; ANCIENT AUTHOR INDEX; MODERN AUTHOR INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX
Summary F. Gerald Downing explores the teachings of Paul, arguing that the development of Paul's preaching and of the Pauline Church owed a great deal to the views of the vagabond Cynic philosophers, critics of the gods and of the ethos of civic society. F. Gerald Downing examines the New Testament writings of Paul, explaining how he would have been seen, heard, perceived and understood by his culturally and ethnically diverse converts and disciples. He engages in a lucid Pauline commentary and offers some startling and ground-breaking views of Paul and his Word. Cynics, Paul and the Pauline
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SUBJECT Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Epistles of Paul. fast (OCoLC)fst01808029
Subject Cynics (Greek philosophy)
Pauline churches.
Cynics (Greek philosophy)
Pauline churches.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203203477