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Author Downing, F. Gerald, 1935-

Title Cynics, Paul, and the Pauline churches : Cynics and Christian origins II / F. Gerald Downing
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998


Description 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages)
Contents 1. A Cynic preparation for Paul's Gospel for Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female -- 2. Scholarly perceptions of Cynics, and of Cynics and early Christians; and our sources -- 3. Why then the law? -- 4. Already the sceptre and the kingdom -- 5. Troubles invited, troubles withstood -- 6. Paul the teacher and pastor -- 7. One God, one Lord -- 8. Paul, an "anomalous" Jew -- 9. Stoic and Epicurean strands -- 10. Paul and other early Christians and their traditions of Jesus; and Jesus -- 11. Conclusions
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
Analysis Teologi Teologi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-337) and indexes
Notes English
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SUBJECT Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Epistles of Paul fast
Subject Cynics (Greek philosophy)
Pauline churches.
RELIGION -- Biblical Biography -- New Testament.
Cynics (Greek philosophy)
Pauline churches
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Downing, F. Gerald, 1935- Cynics and Christian origins
ISBN 020320347X