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Idolatry and authority : a study of 1 Corinthians 8.1-11.1 in the light of the Jewish diaspora / Richard Liong-Seng Phua.

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Subject: Bible. Corinthians, 1st, VIII, 1-XI, 1 > Theology.
Idols and images > Worship > Biblical teaching.
Judaism > Relations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567289100
  • ISBN: 0567289109
  • ISBN: 1283195763
  • ISBN: 9781283195768
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; T & T Clark, ©2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-221) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Dedication; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 IDOLATRY: DEFINITIONS AND PATTERNS; Chapter 3 CRITICISM OF IDOLATRY IN DIASPORA JEWISH LITERATURE; Chapter 4 JEWS AND THE WORSHIP OF THE GODS; Chapter 5 PAUL VERSUS THE '' STRONG'' ON IDOLATRY; Chapter 6 PAUL''S APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY AND EXAMPLE; Chapter 7 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: 1 Cor 8.1GÇô11.1 is concerned with the subject of idolatry in first-century Christianity and ancient Judaism. Jews and Christians differ over what constitutes idolatry and even within ancient Judaism and early Christianity there was no consensus. In this book, a set of definitions are created which are applied to the examination of the various relevant Diaspora Jewish literature, inscriptions and papyri, and finally the NT passage. This examination reveals different attitudes adopted by different Jews towards idolatry, which serve as parallels to the three positions in 1 Cor 8.1GÇô11.1, 'the s.
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