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A Pauline Complement to Laudato Sí,

Byrne, Brendan (2016) A Pauline Complement to Laudato Sí,. Theological Studies, 77 (2). pp. 308-327. ISSN 0040-5639

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    References in the Encyclical Laudato Si’ to the writings of Paul are brief and rare. Yet the creation stories of Genesis 1-3, which do feature prominently, receive a rich development in Paul’s theology, notably in his presentation of Adam as a negative foil to the redemptive work of Christ. This article argues that an appreciation of the Adamic theology emerging from passages such as Rom 5:12-21; Phil 2:6-11; 1 Cor 15:21-28 and particularly Rom 8:19-22, can fruitfully enlarge the range of Scripture to which the encyclical makes appeal.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): Laudato Si’, Paul, Romans 5:12-21; 8:19-22; 1 Corinthians 15:21-28; Phil 2:6-11, Gen 1:26-28; Psalm 8; Adam, eco-theology, anthropocentrism
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
    Type of Activity: Applied Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
    C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Prof. Brendan Byrne
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 13:32
    Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 13:32
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2217

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