The Community, the Individual and the Common Good Paperback

'To Idion' and 'to Sympheron' in the Greco-Roman World and Paul

by Kei Eun Chang;


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The Community, the Individual and the Common Good

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This book investigates Paul's effort to combat factionalism by his use of the Greco-Roman rhetoric of 'the common advantage' to overcome socio-ethical problems caused by the improper exercise of 'private advantage' in Corinth. Chang examines 'the common advantage', first, as a fundamental principle that defined human and societal relationships in the Greco-Roman world. He explores how the neglect and misunderstanding of this principle lay at the root of relational and societal breakdowns. The book further examines Paul's use of the term and demonstrates that, when properly understood and appropriated, the principle of 'the common advantage' is pivotal to keeping societies and relationships dynamic and healthy. Conversely,when common advantage is not functioning and, concomitantly, private advantage is wrongly emphasized at its expense, relational, societal and ecclesiastical breakdowns occur. The book culminates in demonstrating that, for Paul, 'the common advantage' carries missional and salvific implications that override and subvert socio-ethnic boundaries. In this way, otherwise hostile social groups will realize a healthy symbiosis.

The Community, the Individual and the Common Good by Kei Eun Chang was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2015. The ISBN for The Community, the Individual and the Common Good is 9780567662521.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2015)
Weight383g
Number of Pages272
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567662521
ISBN-100567662527
Product Code4304374
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