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Bibil Identifier bibil:212466
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) We and They in Romans
Author Malina, Bruce J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 20022000
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 608-631 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to cultural anthropologists ingroup/outgroup divisions are fundamental to Mediterranean views of the world. This essay considers Paul’s in-group/outgroup, or “we/they” perceptions. The ethnocentrism revealed in this dichotomy indicates that Paul, like other Mediterraneans of his time, showed little interest in the outgroup. Not surprisingly, neither was the God of Israel. Non-Israelites simply did not fit into the divine plan of things until non-Israelites, some centuries later, began to identify with Paul’s “we” – something Paul did not foresee.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Syntax
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Romans
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
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