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Paul And Gods Temple: A Historical Interpretation Of Cultic Imagery In The Corinthian Correspondence Albert L. A. Hogeterp

Paul And Gods Temple: A Historical Interpretation Of Cultic Imagery In The Corinthian Correspondence

Albert L. A. Hogeterp

Published June 30th 2006
ISBN : 9789042917224
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Paul addresses his readers as Gods Temple in his Letters to the Corinthians, which are among the earliest documents of Christianity. This volume provides a synthesis of the historical and exegetical dimensions to Pauls cultic imagery. PreviousMorePaul addresses his readers as Gods Temple in his Letters to the Corinthians, which are among the earliest documents of Christianity. This volume provides a synthesis of the historical and exegetical dimensions to Pauls cultic imagery. Previous theories (spiritualisation, substitution, comparative religions approach) cannot stand in view of the analysis of the broader historical context as well as reconsideration of Pauls theological perspective. This historical interpretation integrates relevant Qumran texts published since the 1990s, insights about the early Jesus-movements Jewish origins, and canonical as well as extra-canonical Gospels in the discussion about cultic imagery. Paul and Gods Temple sheds new light on Pauls relation to contemporary Judaism and temple-theological traditions, while putting Pauls cultic imagery in a rhetorical-critical and reader-oriented perspective.