Solidarity and Difference Paperback

A Contemporary Reading of Paul's Ethics

by David G. Horrell;

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Solidarity and Difference

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David G. Horrell presents a study of Pauline ethics, examining how Paul's moral discourse envisages and constructs communities in which there is a strong sense of solidarity but also legitimate difference in various aspects of ethical practice. Horrell reads New Testament texts with an explicit awareness of contemporary ethical theory, and assesses Paul's contribution as a moral thinker in the context of modern debate. Using a framework indebted to the social sciences, as well as to contemporary ethical theory, Horrell examines the construction of community in Paul's letters, the notions of purity, boundaries and identity, Paul's attempts to deal with diversity in his churches, the role of imitating Christ in Paul's ethics, and the ethic Paul develops for interaction with 'outsiders'. Finally, the pattern of Paul's moral thinking is considered in relation to the liberal-communitarian debate, with explicit consideration given to the central moral norms of Pauline thought, and the prospects for, and problems with, appropriating these in the contemporary world.
This new edition is updated in several places throughout the text, and includes an extended reflective introduction and a foreword by N.T. Wright.

Solidarity and Difference by David G. Horrell was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in November 2015. The ISBN for Solidarity and Difference is 9780567662828.

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Details for Solidarity and Difference

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (November 2015)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages440
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4322167
Page last updated 1st February 2015
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