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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: 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
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 02:32
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:12
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2842

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