The peaceable, tolerant community and the legitimate role of the State: ethics and ethical dilemmas in Romans 12.1 - 15.13

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The peaceable, tolerant community and the legitimate role of the State: ethics and ethical dilemmas in Romans 12.1 - 15.13

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dc.contributor.author Horrell, David G. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-27T10:06:29Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:45:15Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_GB
dc.description.abstract These four chapters of Romans constitute a coherent section of ethical instruction which aims to foster the solidarity of the Christian community, to legitimate a degree of diversity in its convictions and practices, and also to advise Christians on relations with outsiders, specifically with the state. The community so envisioned, which unites Jew and Gentile without erasing their differences, is an embodiment of the gospel presented throughout Romans. Particular attention is given to the notorious Rom 13.1-7 and to the place of this text in its literary context. While the Christian community is presented as a non-conformist, non-violent community (Rom 12.2, 17-21), the text also sanctions the use of force on the part of the state (Rom 13.4). Thus it raises difficult questions concerning the ways in contemporary readers, whose membership of the Christian church does not preclude participation as citizens of their societies, should discern their responsibilities. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship von Humboldt Foundation en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 100(1), pp.81-99 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48034 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Review and Expositor en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.rande.org/winter03.htm en_GB
dc.subject Bible. N.T. Romans en_GB
dc.subject Ethics en_GB
dc.subject State en_GB
dc.subject Community en_GB
dc.subject Society en_GB
dc.subject Paul, the Apostle, Saint en_GB
dc.subject Authority en_GB
dc.title The peaceable, tolerant community and the legitimate role of the State: ethics and ethical dilemmas in Romans 12.1 - 15.13 en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-01-27T10:06:29Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:45:15Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:16:50Z
dc.identifier.issn 0034-6373 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Review and Expositor en_GB


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