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Bibil Identifier bibil:225679
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'That There May Be Equality': The Contexts and Consequences of a Pauline Ideal
Author Welborn, L.L.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 73-90 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The purpose of this essay is to illuminate the character of Paul's appropriation of the ideal of ‘equality’ (ἰσότηϛ) in 2 Cor 8.13–15 by exploring the meaning of the term in each of the contexts in the Greek world in which thinking about ‘equality’ developed: friendship, politics, and the cosmos. The essay traces a consistent tendency in Paul to reverse the ancient logic of inverse proportion as the means for achieving ‘equality’. The essay highlights the novelty of Paul's attempt to create an economic structure—partnership in the collection—the goal of which was to achieve ‘equality’ between persons of different social classes through redistributive exchange.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688512000306
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Pericopes 2 Corinthians 8,13-8,15
Terms ἰσότης ισοτης
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