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Theology

Kathy Ehrensperger

Searching Paul

Conversations with the Jewish Apostle to the Nations. Collected Essays

[Auf der Suche nach Paulus. Unterhaltungen mit dem jüdischen Apostel der Nationen. Gesammelte Aufsätze.]

2019. XI, 458 pages.
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Firmly rooted in his ancestral Jewish traditions, Paul interacted with, and was involved in vivid communication primarily with non-Jews, who through Christ were associated with the one God of Israel. Kathy Ehrensperger explores this process based on the hermeneutical presupposition that the Pauline texts are rooted in the social particularities of everyday life of the people involved in the Christ movement, and that his theologizing has to be understood from within this context.
Firmly rooted in his ancestral Jewish traditions, Paul interacted with, and was involved in vivid communication primarily with non-Jews, who through Christ were associated with the one God of Israel. In the highly diverse cultural, linguistic, social, and political world of the Roman Empire, Paul's activities are seen as those of a cultural translator embedded in his own social and symbolic world and simultaneously conversant with the diverse, mainly Greek and Roman world, of the non-Jewish nations. In this role he negotiates the Jewish message of the Christ event into the particular everyday life of his addressees. Informed by socio-historical research, cultural studies, and gender studies Kathy Ehrensperger explores in her collection of essays aspects of this process based on the hermeneutical presupposition that the Pauline texts are rooted in the social particularities of everyday life of the people involved in the Christ-movement, and that his theologizing has to be understood from within this context.
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Kathy Ehrensperger Born 1956; 2002 PhD; currently Research Professor of New Testament in Jewish Perspective at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg, University of Potsdam.

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