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PAUL’S ETHICS AND PAUL’S EXPERIENCE: LAW AND LOVE IN GALATIANS

Winter, Sean (2019) PAUL’S ETHICS AND PAUL’S EXPERIENCE: LAW AND LOVE IN GALATIANS. In: Biblical Ethics: Tensions Between Justice and Mercy, Law and Love. Gorgias Biblical Studies, eds. Zehnder, Markus and Wick, Peter. Gorgias, Piscataway, pp. 251-271. ISBN 978-1-4632-3945-9

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Abstract

This essay considers the Pauline alignment of law and love in Galatians, asking how Paul’s declaration that love of neighbour fulfils the law relates to his otherwise strong cri- tique of the ongoing validity of the law for the Galatian Gentiles. Drawing on Lou Martyn’s account of the ‘two voices’ of the law, I argue that Paul’s statements in Gal 5:13–14 and 6:2 can be explained by the double perspec- tive on the law generated by Paul’s own experience, as this is articulated in Gal 2:19–21. It is Paul’s renegotiation of his own relationship to Torah, made necessary by the self- giving love of Christ, which generates his subsequent account of the relationship between law and love.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Galatians; Pauline Ethics;
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Sean Winter
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 23:17
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 23:17
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3913

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