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Bibil Identifier bibil:247537
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation of the Letter to Philemon in Light of the New Institutional Economics
Title (English, ) An Exhortation to Transform a Master-Slave Economic Relationship into a Brotherly Loving Relationship
Author Hon Ho Ip, Alex
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 444)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/444
Place 227.46.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-154728-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
246 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this study, Alex Hon Ho Ip argues that when Paul wrote to Philemon about Onesimus, his main purpose was not to try and reunite, as is widely held, a runaway slave with his master, but rather to have Onesimus accepted as a beloved brother in Christ. By examining the letter's inner texture, the author shows that Paul's main concern was for Philemon and Onesimus to be reconciled in brotherly love. The inter-textual weave reveals Paul's theological and ethical thoughts on love, which is the basis for the apostle's main argument. By taking a new institutional economics approach to help reconstruct the economic relationship between slave and master, Alex Hon Ho Ip is able to offer a better understanding of the original relationship Paul argued against. With all this in mind, the focus is on re-reading the letter and hearing how Paul's rhetoric exhorts a new relationship between Onesimus and Philemon.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letter to Philemon
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Rhetorical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
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