Paul at the Crossroads of Cultures Hardback

Theologizing in the Space Between

by Kathy Ehrensperger;


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Paul at the Crossroads of Cultures

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Based on recent studies in intercultural communication Kathy Ehrensperger applies the paradigm of multilingualism, which includes the recognition of cultural distinctiveness, to the study of Paul. Paul's role as apostle to the gentiles is seen as the role of a go-between - as that of cultural translator. This role requires that he is fully embedded in his own tradition but must also be able to appreciate and understand aspects of gentile culture. Paul is viewed as involved in a process in which the meaning of the Christ event is being negotiated 'in the space between' cultures, with their diverse cultural coding systems and cultural encyclopedias. It is argued that this is not a process of imposing Jewish culture on gentiles at the expense of gentile identity, nor is it a process of eradication of Jewish identity. Rather, Paul's theologizing in the space between implies the task of negotiating the meaning of the Christ event in relation to, and in appreciation of both, Jewish and gentile identity.

Paul at the Crossroads of Cultures by Kathy Ehrensperger was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in September 2013. The ISBN for Paul at the Crossroads of Cultures is 9780567046369.

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Page last updated 24th January 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (September 2013)
Weight587g
Number of Pages280
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567046369
ISBN-100567046362
Product Code4073520
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