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Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Pauls Theology and the Corinthian Church Stephen J. Chester

Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Pauls Theology and the Corinthian Church

Stephen J. Chester

Published June 4th 2014
ISBN : 9781306847148
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408 pages
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Pauls conversion and its impact on his theology has been studied extensively. Yet little has been done to relate this to Pauls attitude towards the conversion of others, or to perspectives on conversion held by converts in the churches PaulMorePauls conversion and its impact on his theology has been studied extensively. Yet little has been done to relate this to Pauls attitude towards the conversion of others, or to perspectives on conversion held by converts in the churches Paul founded. Soteriology is often considered in isolation from the practical issues of how conversion was expected to take place and the nature of its expected consequences. This book addresses these issues, taking account of recent developments in conversion studies in the social sciences and other disciplines. Stephen Chester first reviews these developments and assesses the potential value of sociologist Anthony Giddens general social theory of structuration. He then utilizes this to explore Pauls perspectives on conversion in relation to both Gentile and Jewish converts. He also explores the Corinthians perspectives on conversion in the context of Graeco-Roman religious and social life. Here emerges a fascinating account of perspectives on conversion in the crucial formative years of early Christianity.