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Author May, Alistair Scott

Title The body for the Lord : sex and identity in 1 Corinthians 5-7 / Alistair Scott May
Published London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (x, 295 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 278
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 278.
Summary Alistair May explores the part played by sexual ethics and the rhetoric of sexual morality in the formation of Christian identity by focusing on the longest discussion of sex in the New Testament - 1Corinthians 5-7. Viewing this passage as a unified discourse, he considers how Paul's ethics serve to give his converts a distinct identity. Although tools from the social sciences are used, the major focus of the work is in careful exegesis of the text. As the study progresses through the text of 1Corinthians 5-7, May argues that Paul strives to maintain an absolute distinction between insider and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-281) and indexes
Notes English
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SUBJECT Bible. Corinthians, 1st, V-VII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Subject Sex in the Bible.
Marriage -- Biblical teaching
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters.
Marriage -- Biblical teaching
Sex in the Bible
I Corinthiërs (bijbelboek)
Seksuele ethiek.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004478652
ISBN 9780567054272