The Morality of Paul's Converts

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A careful analysis of Paul's letters shows that in every church there were two main groups of converts: those who were baptized and those being instructed for baptism. Such analysis also makes it possible to determine which parts of each letter were directed towards which group. Baptism was the rite by which converts were forgiven their past sins and became members of a renewed community of God, from which any who continued to sin were expelled. The Morality of Paul's Converts argues that Paul was always more concerned with ...

The Morality of Paul's Converts 2014, Routledge, Sheffield

ISBN-13: 9781845530228

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The Morality of Paul's Converts 2014, Routledge, Sheffield

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