The Social Significance of Reconciliation in Paul's Theology: Narrative Readings in Romans - The Library of New Testament Studies v. 421 (Hardback)
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The Social Significance of Reconciliation in Paul's Theology: Narrative Readings in Romans - The Library of New Testament Studies v. 421 (Hardback)

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Traditional exegetical scholarship has treated Paul's presentation of reconciliation as referring to reconciliation between people and God, and has primarily focused use of the word katallage - traditionally translated as atonement'. Constantineanu challenges this view and argues that Paul's understanding of the concept is more complex, employing rich symbolism to describe reconciliation with God and between human beings forming together an inseparable reality. The discussion is placed within Paul's overall religious, social and political contexts, showing that an analysis of the social dimension of reconciliation in his thought is both plausible and necessary. Constantineanu offers an analysis of two major sections of Romans, chapters 5-8 and 12-15. Special emphasis is placed on Paul's use of the story of Jesus for community formation, for the shaping of identity, values and community practices. It is thus demonstrated that for Paul God's reconciling initiative, shown in the crucifixion, is not only the pronouncement of God's reconciling the world, but also the ground and model for reconciliation among human beings.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567581983
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 559 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


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... an excellent book... a very useful study.--,
'Informative and well-written, it will make a significant contribution to Pauline studies... Paul would, I think, be pleased with this application of his theology of reconciliation... Constantineanu's book is a welcome demonstration, both for Pauline scholars and for Christians living in conflict-divided communities, of the power of the gospel of God to make broken and wounded relationships a new creation.'--Sanford Lakoff
Informative and well-written, it will make a significant contribution to Pauline studies.--Sanford Lakoff
... an excellent book... a very useful study.--Sanford Lakoff

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