The Strong and the Weak
Romans 14.1-15.13 in Context
By (author) Mark Reasoner
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Strong and the Weak by Mark Reasoner
Book DescriptionThis 1999 book situates Romans 14.1-15.13 in the context of first-century Roman thought, using the lenses of asceticism (especially vegetarianism), superstition and obligation. It also seeks to situate this section of Romans within the letter as a whole, and concludes by arguing that the section illustrates the theme, or primary topos, of the letter: that Paul, his gospel, and those who follow it are not shameful. Contributions to Romans research surface where this book examines the terms 'strong' and 'weak' in light of their use within Roman social discourse; identifies the Roman social value of obligation throughout the letter as a key element both within Paul's self-understanding and in his ethical teaching; raises previously unrecognized implications of the letter's occasional nature for how we read and use Romans; and traces the topos of not being ashamed through the letter and back to its roots in the LXX.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521036641
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Provides a concise survey of the major theological changes associated with the book of Romans. This New Testament book focuses on the history of Paul's letter and its interpretation, particularly through the works of Origen, Augustine, the medieval exegetes, Luther, and Karl Barth.
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