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The Political Paul: Justice, Democracy and Kingship in a Hellenistic Framework
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The Political Paul: Justice, Democracy and Kingship in a Hellenistic Framework

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Overview

The Political Paul presents Paul as a political thinker. Many studies claiming Paul for Greek Hellenism discuss the influence upon him of various aspects of Hellenistic culture, but strangely neglect Hellenistic political philosophy with its roots in Classical antiquity. Political Paul explores this dimension of Paul's thought within the general context of Hellenistic political reflection to focus on the intriguing body of literature known as the Pythagorean pseudepigrapha. These researches support the highly original argument that Christianity has foundations in Hellenistic kingship theories. Paul constructs a political theory for Christianity. He conceives it as a polis-basileia system, politics proper and divine rule, each with its own dikaiosyne; this the study re-evaluates as a political concept.

Product Details

  • Title: The Political Paul: Justice, Democracy and Kingship in a Hellenistic Framework
  • Author: Bruno Blumenfeld
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 512
  • Volume 210 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series

About Bruno Blumenfeld

Bruno Blumenfeld is an independent scholar living in New York City.

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