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Bibil Identifier bibil:203976
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Great Sermon Tradition as a Fiscal Framewok in 1 Corinthians
Title (English, ) Towards a Pauline Theology of Material Possession
Author Carter, Christopher L.
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 403)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/403
Place 227.31.08
Publishing house T & T Clark
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-0-567-47304-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
272 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This text addresses two separate but related questions. Firstly, what is Paul’s theology of material possessions, and secondly, what is the source of the apostle’s thought on this subject? Carter endeavours to answer these questions by posing the hypothesis that Paul owes his pecuniary thought to the synoptic sermon tradition. Unlike other studies that investigate this link, Carter does not appeal to verbal parallels to establish this theory. Rather, he demonstrates a continuity in the broad fiscal thought of Jesus and Paul. This is accomplished by first demonstrating the plausibility of Paul’s acquaintance with the dominical tradition through evidence related to the apostle’s historical environment and his extant writings.
The author then establishes the likelihood that Paul knew the pre-synoptic sermon tradition because of its ubiquity in early church discipleship, the judgment of form critical scholars, and its pervasive resonances in Pauline literature. From this point of embarkation, Carter moves on to articulate the broad fiscal thought of the synoptic sermons. It is found that the synoptic sermons’ fiscal material has a pervasively eschatological orientation, and that in the sermons, Jesus seeks to redefine the financial worldview of Christian disciples.
Having examined the synoptic sermons, their fiscal thought is compared with that expressed by Paul in 1 Corinthians. Through the course of this comparison, alternate sources in Jewish and Hellenistic literature are considered as potential explanations for any correspondences. Ultimately, the study concludes that Jesus’ and Paul’s financial thought evidence remarkable symmetry that cannot be explained by a shared cultural environment. Consequently, it is determined that Paul very likely depends on the dominical tradition for the contours of his financial thought.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Corinthians : 1 Corinthians
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Money
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
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