Paul, Scripture and Ethics: A Study of 1 Corinthians 5-7

Paul, Scripture and Ethics: A Study of 1 Corinthians 5-7 Paul, Scripture and Ethics evaluates the widely held view that Scripture did not play an important role in the formation of Paul s ethics by investigatingCorinthians It concludes that in spite of the relatively few quotations of Scripture and other indications to the contrary, Scripture is nevertheless a crucial and formative source for Paul s moral teaching The major lines and many of the details of Paul s ethics in these chapters are traced back into the Scriptures, in most cases by way of Jewish sources The conclusion is drawn that the Scriptures were for Paul not only witness to the Gospel but written for our instruction The work has considerable implications for the study of Christian origins, the interpretation of the New Testament and for the question of Paul and the Law

10 thoughts on “Paul, Scripture and Ethics: A Study of 1 Corinthians 5-7

  1. Paul Paul says:

    Excellent exegetical analysis of I Corinthians 5 7 Rosner argues that Paul s ethical standards for example, his reasons for excommunication in I Cor 5 are informed by, dependant on and derived from, the Old Testament This is an important contribution to the debate about where Paul got his ethical principles from What underwrit them, and what motivated him.Of particular interest for me and, for the paedobaptist was his discussion of I Cor 5 the excommunication passage Rosner argues, c Excellent exegeti

  2. Joostnixon Joostnixon says:

    Very toothsome, like a good loaf of artisan bread The crust crackles when your teeth break through, and the interior gives your jaw muscles a work out But very, very satisfying Rosner is unafraid to follow the text of Scripture where it leads Very refreshing.Try toasted, with peanut butter.

  3. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    The author argues from a study of passages in 1 Corinthians 5 7 that Paul was indebted to Scripture for his ethics, even though he may not have directly quoted Scripture The book is a revision of Rosner s PhD dissertation and the discussion will probably be a bit esoteric for the non academic.

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