The Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul

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Cambridge University Press, 06.10.2005 - 184 Seiten
This examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Letters of Paul finds that, in both these bodies of literature, religious self-understanding is expressed in terms of the concept of purity so important to primitive religion and earlier Judaism. Dr Newton contradicts the view held by most scholars that the traditional Jewish attitude to purity had no place in Christianity. By using the concept of purity not unlike that at Qumran or of Pharisaic and Rabbinic Judaism, Paul could elucidate his views on, among other things, the nature of the Church, the divine presence, the basis of ethical behaviour and the significance of the death of Jesus.
 

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Introduction
1
The concept of purity in the Qumran community
10
Purity and the cult in the letters of Paul
52
Purity and membership of the Church
79
Purity and the continuing life of the Church
98
Conclusion
115
Bibliography
149
Index of passages cited
159
General index
170
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