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A model NOT to be imitated?: Recent criticisms of Paul

Johan Strijdom
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 57, No 1/2 | a1886 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v57i1/2.1886 | © 2001 Johan Strijdom | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 2001 | Published: 14 December 2001

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Johan Strijdom, Department of Classics University of South Africa, South Africa

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Abstract

In this article recent criticisms of Paul are summarised under the headings of ethnicity (Mack), social class (Theissen), gender (Wire) and homoeroticism (Nissinen). Horsley's positive appraisal of Paul's anti-imperial stance is  also surveyed. These views are introduced by means of the concept of imitation as a category of social ethics in Paul, the article, concludes with a statement on the morality of reading.

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