Keeping the Feast Paperback

Metaphors of Sacrifice in 1 Corinthians and Philippians

by Jane Patterson;

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Keeping the Feast

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Patterson uses cognitive metaphor theory to trace the apostle Paul's use of metaphors from the Jewish sacrificial system in his moral counsels to the Philippians and the Corinthians. In these letters, Paul moves from the known (the practice of sacrifice) to the unknown (how to live in accord with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ). Patterson illustrates that the significant sacrificial metaphors in 1 Corinthians and Philippians are not derived from Jewish sacrifices of atonement, but rather from the Passover and sacrifices of thanksgiving. Attention to these metaphors demonstrates that imagery drawn from these sacrifices shapes the overall moral counsel of the letters, reveals more varied and nuanced interpretations of sacrificial references in Paul's letters, and sheds light on Paul's continuity with Jewish cultic practice. n

Keeping the Feast by Jane Patterson was published by SBL Press in September 2015. The ISBN for Keeping the Feast is 9780884140658.

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Details for Keeping the Feast

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherSBL Press (September 2015)
Number of Pages218
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4371966
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