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Author Jennings, Theodore.

Title Outlaw Justice : the Messianic Politics of Paul
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (364 pages)
Series Cultural Memory in the Present
Cultural memory in the present.
Contents Cover; Series Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Getting Ready to Read Romans; First Part of Romans; First Phase: The Unjust Social Order (1:18-3:20); Second Phase: The Coming of Messianic Justice (3:21-5:21); Third Phase A: Before and After (6:1-7:6); Third Phase B: The Great Transition (7:7-8:39); Fourth Phase: Divine Promise and Improvisation (9:1-11:36); Fifth Phase: The Corporate Improvisation of Justice in the Now-Time (12:1-15:13); Coda; Bibliography; Index; Cultural Memory in the Present
Summary This book offers a close reading of Romans that treats Paul as a radical political thinker by showing the relationship between Paul's perspective and that of secular political theorists. Turning to both ancient political philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero) and contemporary post-Marxists (Agamben, Badiou, Derrida, and Žižek), Jennings presents Romans as a sustained argument for a new sort of political thinking concerned with the possibility and constitution of just socialities. Reading Romans as an essay on messianic politics in conversation with ancient and postmodern polit
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Subject Paul, the Apostle, Saint -- Political and social views.
Bible. Romans -- Philosophy.
Justice (Philosophy)
Justice -- Biblical teaching.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804785996