Remain in your calling : Paul and the continuation of social identities in 1 Corinthians /
J. Brian Tucker.
Eugene, Or. : Pickwick Publications, c2011.
xiii, 286 pages ; 23 cm.
1610973933, 9781610973939
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Eugene, Or. : Pickwick Publications, c2011.
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Paul and the formation of social identities -- Particularist approach to "in Christ" social identities -- Paul's Jewish identity and his gentile mission -- Continuation of the Corinthians' social identities -- Influence of Roman social identity on baptism -- Transformation of contested ritual space -- Re-contextualization of Corinthian eschatological identity.
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Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D)--University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Remain in Your Calling explores the way the Apostle Paul negotiates and transforms existing social identities of the Corinthian Christ-followers in order to extend his gentile mission. Building on the findings of Tucker's first monograph, You Belong to Christ: Paul and the Formation of Social Identity in 1 Corinthians 1-4, this work expands the focus to the rest of 1 Corinthians. The study addresses the way Paul forms Christ-movement identity and the kind of identity that emerges from his kinship formation. It examines the way previous Jewish and gentile social identities continue but are also transformed "in Christ." It then provides case studies from 1 Corinthians that show the way social-scientific criticism and ancient source material provide insights concerning Paul's formational goals. The first looks at the way Roman water practices and patronage influence baptismal practices in Corinth. The next uncovers the challenges associated with the transformation of the Roman household when it functions as sacred space within the ekklesia. The final study investigates the way Paul uses apocalyptic discourse to recontextualize the Corinthians' identity in order to remind them that God, rather than the Roman Empire, is in control of history.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-262) and indexes.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Paul's Approach to the Formation of Social Identities
Paul and the Formation of Socialldentitiesp. 33
Particularistic Approach to "in Christ" Social Identitiesp. 62
Paul's Jewish Identity and his Gentile Missionp. 89
Continuation ofthe Corinthians'Social Identitiesp. 115
Transformation and Re-contextualization of Social Identities
Influence of Roman Social Identity on Baptismp. 139
Transformation of Contested Ritual Spacep. 159
Re-contextualization of Corinthian Eschatological Identityp. 186
Conclusionp. 227
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 263
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