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Abraham's Divided Children: Galatians and the Politics of Faith [Paperback]

By Pheme Perkins (Author)
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This addition to the popular New Testament in Context series focuses on the politics of division in Paul's letter to the Galations. Galatians has been traditionally read as the "Magna Carta" of Christian liberty, teaching that Gentiles need not become Jews before becoming Christians. Pheme Perkins demonstrates that the matter is not so simple. She uses recent evidence to show that the communal boundaries of Judaism were more porous than has been assumed. Rather than portraying a simple conflict between Jews and Gentile converts, Galatians depicts a Jewish community whose identity is in flux and Gentile converts who were not entirely certain about their lineage in the Christian faith. Perkins argues that while Paul might have tried to use his rhetoric to encourage unity among Gentile converts, he actually created harsh divisions between the Christian and Jewish communities. Perkins' lively and engaging reading of Galatians challenges much debated Pauline text.

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This newest addition to the popular Trinity New Testament in Context series focuses on the politics of division in Paul's letter to the Galatians. Traditionally, Galatians has been read as the "Magna Charta" of Christian liberty since in Galatians Paul teaches that Gentiles need not become Jews before becoming Christians. As Pheme Perkins demonstrates, the matter was not so simple. She uses recent evidence to show that the communal boundaries of Judaism were more porous than has been assumed. Thus, rather than portraying a simple conflict between Jews and Gentile converts, Galatians depicts a Jewish community whose identity is in flux and Gentile converts not entirely certain about their lineage in the Christian faith. In Abraham s Divided Children, Perkins argues that while Paul might have tried to use his rhetoric to encourage unity among Gentile converts, he actually created harsh divisions between the Christian and Jewish communities. Perkin's lively and engaging reading of Galatians challenges much recent scholarship on Paul's letter and offers fresh insights into a contentious Pauline text. Pheme Perkins is Professor of New Testament at Boston College and the author of numerous books and articles, including Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church.

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Studio: Continuum
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.54" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2001
Publisher   Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN  1563383594  
ISBN13  9781563383595  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Pheme Perkins (PhD, Harvard University) is professor of theology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels, Reading the New Testament, Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church, Gnosticism and the New Testament, and several commentaries.

Pheme Perkins currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Pheme Perkins has an academic affiliation as follows - Boston College.

Pheme Perkins has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries
  2. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
  3. Life and Letters of Paul
  4. New Testament in Context
  5. Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament
  6. Personalities of the New Testament


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