Angels and Principalities by A. Wesley Carr
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Angels and Principalities
By A. Wesley Carr

Angels and Principalities

The Background, Meaning and Development of the Pauline Phrase hai archai kai hai exousiai

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Angels and Principalities by A. Wesley Carr

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St Paul and his contemporaries - so runs a commonly accepted scholarly opinion - inhabited a world believed to be dominated by hostile superhuman powers, of whom Jews and Gentiles alike liked in fear. Dr Carr challenges this widespread assumption by means of a detailed examination of various kinds of evidence. First there is the New Testament itself. The general Mediterranean cultural background of the first century is also important, and the author looks at evidence from the early Church Fathers and gnostic material. He concludes that the notion of mighty forces of evil ranged against man was not part of the earliest Christian understanding of the world and the gospel. His argument has special significance in the light of the belief that a present-day interpretation may be given to the idea of hostile powers and their conquest by Christ, thus supporting political, social and ethical thinking within the Christian Church.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521018753
ISBN-10: 0521018757
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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