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Bibil Identifier bibil:216688
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Becoming Whosoever
Title (English, ) Re-examining Pauline Universalism
Author Ojakangas, Mika
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 7, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 17-26 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In my article I examine, on the one hand, the emergence of the idea of universal natural law in Greek antiquity and especially in Roman Stoic thought. On the other hand, I compare this philosophical universalism (universalism of logos/ratio) with Christian and especially Pauline universalism. I argue that the Pauline conception of universalism is very different from the philosophical understanding of it. It is not a category that transcends particular cultures and identities in the name of universal principles (as in Greek and Stoic thought) but rather a category that denotes a process of rupture of all principles (nomos, arche, and so on).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Universalism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Philosophy : Stoics
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