Paul's Critique of Theocracy
By (author) David Odell-Scott
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Paul's Critique of Theocracy by David Odell-Scott
Book DescriptionPaul's Critique of Theocracy offers an interpretation of select texts in Corinthians and Galatians concerned with the establishment of legitimate authority in the Christian community. Odell-Scott argues that for Paul, no one may boast that they are selected by God, and no one has the authority to rule as God's representative. Paul also criticizes those who exhibit a superior "sacredness" over other community members. Contrary to most scholarly views, Odell-Scott argues that Paul is not taking sides in a debate about the proper authority structure. Rather, he criticizes any notion of such a structure, opposing it with his metaphor of the Church as the body of Christ and the "sacred family" of God. The exegesis is also sketched out in a postmodern framework criticizing hierarchy through differentiation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826469663
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Odell-Scott
Paul's Critique of Theocracy, Paperback / softback (March 2009)
Odell-Scott argues that for Paul, no one may boast that they are selected by God, and no one has the authority to rule as God's representative.
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Explores the works by philosophers and theologians who engage Paul's letter to the Romans by scholars in the fields of New Testament studies, theology and philosophy from North America and Europe. This book explores the impact of Romans upon theology, and upon cultural, political, social, and ecclesial life, and gender relations.
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Author Biography - David Odell-Scott
David Odell-Scott is Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Coordinator of Religion Studies at Kent State University, Ohio.
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