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Paul and Roman Stoicism: Romans 12 and Contemporary Stoic Ethics

Thorsteinsson, Runar LU (2006) In Journal for the Study of the New Testament 29(2). p.139-161
Abstract
Exemplifying a rather widespread attitude among Pauline scholars, it has recently been argued on the basis of Rom. 12 that Paul differed sharply from the Stoics in his moral teaching. The present article aims to show that such a claim does not hold if and when the sources of Roman Stoicism are taken into consideration. A comparison of Paul’s moral teaching in Rom. 12 and contemporary Stoic ethics reveals that, whereas the two differ somewhat in scope (particular vs. universal), the differences are clearly outweighed by the many, striking similarities.
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Stoicism, Paul, ethics, moral teaching, Romans, agape
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Journal for the Study of the New Testament
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29
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2
pages
139 - 161
publisher
SAGE Publications
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  • scopus:84990317190
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0142-064X
DOI
10.1177/0142064X06072835
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English
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  title        = {Paul and Roman Stoicism: Romans 12 and Contemporary Stoic Ethics},
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