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Paul, grace and freedom [electronic resource] : essays in honour of John K. Riches / edited by Paul Middleton, Angus Paddison and Karen Wenell.

Contributor(s): Middleton, Paul, Dr | Paddison, Angus, 1979- | Wenell, Karen J | Riches, John Kenneth.
Material type: TextTextSeries: T & T Clark biblical studies: Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 215 p.).ISBN: 9780567447548 (electronic bk.); 0567447545 (electronic bk.).Other title: Essays in honour of John K. Riches.Subject(s): Paul, the Apostle, Saint | Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Grace (Theology) | Religion | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters | Neues Testament | Gnade | Heilsvermittlung | Freiheit | Christliche ExistenzGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Paul, grace and freedom.DDC classification: 227.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
John Riches : an appreciation / John Eldridge -- pt. 1. Grace and human agency in the New Testament and other writings. Grace within and beyond reason : Philo and Paul in dialogue / John M.G. Barclay -- 'Everything is clean' and 'everything that is not of faith is sin' : the logic of Pauline casuistry in Romans 14.1-15.13 / Troels Engberg-Pedersen -- 'I believe; help my unbelief!' : human faith and divine faithfulness in Mark 9.14-29 / Joel Marcus -- Paul and Matthew on the Torah : theory and practice / David C. Sim -- Testing the boundary : ritual, moral and supramoral responsibility in Jesus and Paul / Karen Wenell -- 'Dying we live' (2 Cor. 6.9) : discipleship and martyrdom in Paul / Paul Middleton -- pt. 2. Reception and theology. Who is freedom for? : Martin Luther and Alain Badiou on Paul and politics / Stephen Chester -- William Blake and life in the divine body / Christopher Rowland -- Constructing African Christianity : the voice of Paul in the formative teachings of Isaiah Shembe / Gerald West -- 'Your circumcision has become uncircumcision' (Rom 2.25) : context and culture in New Testament study / Leslie Milton -- P.T. Forsyth and the Christian life / Angus Paddison -- Against pecking : Christian law after Pentecost / Ben Quash -- Afterword: Paul, grace and freedom : a response / John Riches.
Summary: This collection of twelve essays will celebrate the distinguished contribution of Professor John Kenneth Riches to biblical interpretation. The international selection of contributors are all either former students or colleagues of Professor Riches and the focus of the essays all reflect (and extend) Professor Riches' particular research interests and contribution to biblical and theological studies. The essays in this volume are clustered around two closely related topics: historical and theological contributions to understanding the nature of Christian freedom and agency, and studies which investigate how Paul's thought has been interpreted in diverse settings. All the contributors have been asked to centre their thinking around the following issues: how does the grace of being 'in Christ' transform and restore those who receive it in faith; how far they are, as it were, responsible for that transformation; how far their is identity changed by their union with Christ; and how are they to make ethical decisions, are they to be guided (and goaded?) by the law, or are to be led by the Spirit and called to discern what is right and good in the law?There are four parts to this book. Part I explores grace and human agency by looking at texts both within and outside of the New Testament, highlighting the themes of ethical responsibility and freedom. Part II turns to look at how Pauline themes of grace and the Christian life have been interpreted at various points of Christian history. Part III reflects John Riches' substantial interest in and contribution to African biblical interpretation and includes essays that investigate how Paul is appropriated in African contexts. Part IV reflects John Riches' interest in the mutual engagement between theology and Scripture and includes contributions investigating the theological aspects of the Law and the Spirit, and transformation in Christ in the theology and ethics of P.T. Forsyth.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

John Riches : an appreciation / John Eldridge -- pt. 1. Grace and human agency in the New Testament and other writings. Grace within and beyond reason : Philo and Paul in dialogue / John M.G. Barclay -- 'Everything is clean' and 'everything that is not of faith is sin' : the logic of Pauline casuistry in Romans 14.1-15.13 / Troels Engberg-Pedersen -- 'I believe; help my unbelief!' : human faith and divine faithfulness in Mark 9.14-29 / Joel Marcus -- Paul and Matthew on the Torah : theory and practice / David C. Sim -- Testing the boundary : ritual, moral and supramoral responsibility in Jesus and Paul / Karen Wenell -- 'Dying we live' (2 Cor. 6.9) : discipleship and martyrdom in Paul / Paul Middleton -- pt. 2. Reception and theology. Who is freedom for? : Martin Luther and Alain Badiou on Paul and politics / Stephen Chester -- William Blake and life in the divine body / Christopher Rowland -- Constructing African Christianity : the voice of Paul in the formative teachings of Isaiah Shembe / Gerald West -- 'Your circumcision has become uncircumcision' (Rom 2.25) : context and culture in New Testament study / Leslie Milton -- P.T. Forsyth and the Christian life / Angus Paddison -- Against pecking : Christian law after Pentecost / Ben Quash -- Afterword: Paul, grace and freedom : a response / John Riches.

This collection of twelve essays will celebrate the distinguished contribution of Professor John Kenneth Riches to biblical interpretation. The international selection of contributors are all either former students or colleagues of Professor Riches and the focus of the essays all reflect (and extend) Professor Riches' particular research interests and contribution to biblical and theological studies. The essays in this volume are clustered around two closely related topics: historical and theological contributions to understanding the nature of Christian freedom and agency, and studies which investigate how Paul's thought has been interpreted in diverse settings. All the contributors have been asked to centre their thinking around the following issues: how does the grace of being 'in Christ' transform and restore those who receive it in faith; how far they are, as it were, responsible for that transformation; how far their is identity changed by their union with Christ; and how are they to make ethical decisions, are they to be guided (and goaded?) by the law, or are to be led by the Spirit and called to discern what is right and good in the law?There are four parts to this book. Part I explores grace and human agency by looking at texts both within and outside of the New Testament, highlighting the themes of ethical responsibility and freedom. Part II turns to look at how Pauline themes of grace and the Christian life have been interpreted at various points of Christian history. Part III reflects John Riches' substantial interest in and contribution to African biblical interpretation and includes essays that investigate how Paul is appropriated in African contexts. Part IV reflects John Riches' interest in the mutual engagement between theology and Scripture and includes contributions investigating the theological aspects of the Law and the Spirit, and transformation in Christ in the theology and ethics of P.T. Forsyth.

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