Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Letters of Paul finds that, in both these bodies of literature, religious self-understanding is expressed in terms of the concept of purity so important to primitive religion and earlier Judaism. Dr Newton contradicts the view held by most scholars that the traditional Jewish attitude to purity had no place in Christianity. By using the concept of purity not unlike that at Qumran or of Pharisaic and Rabbinic Judaism, Paul could elucidate his views on, among other things, the nature of the Church, the divine presence, the basis of ethical behaviour and the significance of the death of Jesus.

Buy The Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul book by Michael Newton from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521020589
ISBN-10: 0521020581
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul book by Michael Newton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Michael Newton

Victorian Fairy Tales by Michael Newton

Victorian Fairy Tales

Paperback, May 2016
Seeking Bigfoot by Michael Newton

Seeking Bigfoot

Hardback, September 2015
Strange West Virginia Monsters by Michael Newton

Strange West Virginia Monsters

Paperback, August 2015
Waste Land by Michael Newton

Waste Land

Paperback / softback, December 2014