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Title: Paul and God's Temple. A Historical Interpretation of Cultic Imagery in the Corinthian Correspondence
Authors: Hogeterp, Albert
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Peeters
Series Title: Biblical Tools and Studies vol:2
Abstract: Paul addresses his readers as God's Temple in his Letters to the Corinthians, which are among the earliest documents of Christianity. This volume provides a synthesis of the historical and exegetical dimensions to Paul's cultic imagery. Previous theories (spiritualisation, substitution, comparative religions approach) cannot stand in view of the analysis of the broader historical context as well as reconsideration of Paul's theological perspective. This historical interpretation integrates relevant Qumran texts published since the 1990s, insights about the early Jesus-movement's Jewish origins, and canonical as well as extra-canonical Gospels in the discussion about cultic imagery. Paul and God's Temple sheds new light on Paul's relation to contemporary Judaism and temple-theological traditions, while putting Paul's cultic imagery in a rhetorical-critical and reader-oriented perspective.
ISBN: 90-429-1722-9
VABB publication type: VABB-2
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IBa
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Biblical Studies

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