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Bibil Identifier bibil:251157
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Keeping the Feast
Title (English, ) Metaphors of Sacrifice in 1 Corinthians and Philippians
Author Lancaster Patterson, Jane
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Early Christianity and Its Literature (Volume: 16)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 47796
Place 227.08
Publishing house SBL Press
Place Atlanta
ISBN 978-0-88414-065-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
205 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Patterson uses cognitive metaphor theory to trace the apostle Paul s use of metaphors from the Jewish sacrificial system in his moral counsels to the Philippians and the Corinthians. In these letters, Paul moves from the known (the practice of sacrifice) to the unknown (how to live in accord with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ). Patterson illustrates that the significant sacrificial metaphors in 1 Corinthians and Philippians are not derived from Jewish sacrifices of atonement, but rather from the Passover and sacrifices of thanksgiving. Attention to these metaphors demonstrates that imagery drawn from these sacrifices shapes the overall moral counsel of the letters, reveals more varied and nuanced interpretations of sacrificial references in Paul s letters, and sheds light on Paul s continuity with Jewish cultic practice.

Clarification of the strategic function of metaphors as a means of establishing an imaginative framework for ethical deliberation
Evidence of Paul s active processes of theological reflection
Exploration of the intertwining of Jewish cultic practice with the rhetoric of moral commitment within early Christian churches
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Corinthians : 1 Corinthians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Philippians
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sacrifice
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Sacrifice
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Sacrifice
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