Romans 7 and Christian identity : a study of the 'I' in its literary context / Will N. Timmins.Material type: TextSeries: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies): 170.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019Description: xiii, 238 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781316646076; 1316646076.Subject(s): Bible. Romans, VII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Identity (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Biblical teachingDDC classification: 227.106
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Originally published: 2017.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Speech-in-character: A critical assessment -- Romans 3:7: The singularity and solidarity of 'I' -- Romans 6:12-19: Life in the mortal body -- Romans 7:7-13: 'I' and Adamic solidarity -- Romans 7:14-25: 'I' and Christian identity -- Conclusion -- Appendix: The first-person singular in Romans.
In this book, Will N. Timmins provides a close rereading of Romans 7 within its literary-argumentative context and offers a fresh and compelling solution to the identity of the 'I' in this text. Challenging existing paradigms, which fail to provide both literary coherence and theological plausibility, he develops his own positive theory about the device. Along the way he also re-examines a number of key texts within the letter, which have hitherto not been given due weight within the scholarly discussion. This study offers a fresh and satisfying solution to one of the Bible's most notorious cruxes, and contributes to our understanding of the apostle Paul's thought. It will be of interest to all scholars and students within the fields of biblical studies and Christian theology.