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Description - Paul and the Power of Sin by T. L. Carter

Paul and the Power of Sin, first published in 2001, seeks to ground Paul's language of sin in the socio-cultural context of his original letters. T. L. Carter draws on the work of social anthropologist Mary Douglas to conduct a cross-cultural analysis of the symbolism of the power of sin in the letters, examining thoroughly Douglas' 'Grid and Group' model and defending its use as a heuristic tool for New Testament scholars. He uses this model to examine the social location of Paul and the communities to which he wrote and offers a fresh insight into key passages from 1 Corinthians, Galatians and Romans. Carter concludes that an important part of Paul's purpose was to safeguard the position of law-free Gentile believers by redrawing social boundaries along eschatological rather than ethnic lines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521020701
ISBN-10: 0521020700
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - T. L. Carter

T.L. Carter is Baptist Minister at Leamington Spa Baptist Church.

Books By T. L. Carter

Paul and the Power of Sin by T. L. Carter
Hardback, December 2001
$153.00