Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition

Title

Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition

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Description

Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition provides a fresh examination of the relationship of Greco-Roman philosophy to Pauline Christianity. It offers an in-depth look at different approaches employed by scholars who draw upon philosophical settings in the ancient world to inform their understanding of Paul. The volume houses an international team of scholars from a range of diverse traditions and backgrounds, which opens up a platform for multiple voices from various corridors.

Consequently, some of the chapters seek to establish new potential resonances with Paul and the Greco-Roman philosophical tradition, but others question such connections. While a number of them propose radically new relationships between Paul and GrecoRoman philosophy, a few seek to tweak or modulate current discussions. There are arguments in the volume which are more technical and exegetical, and others that remain more synthetic and theological. This diversity, however, is accentuated by a goal shared by each author – to further our understanding of Paul's relationship to and appropriation of Greco-Roman philosophical traditions in his literary and missionary efforts.

ISBN

978-0567657930

Publication Date

10-2017

Publisher

T&T Clark, Bloomsbury

City

New York

Publisher Statement

Copyright 2017 Bloomsbury

Keywords

Bible, Paul, exegetical

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Philosophy