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Secular UtilitarianismSocial Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham$
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James E. Crimmins

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198277415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.001.0001

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Revealed Religion

Revealed Religion

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(p.227) 8 Revealed Religion
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Secular Utilitarianism
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James E. Crimmins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0011

This chapter focuses on Bentham's book, Not Paul, but Jesus. The book expanded on the treatment of certain passages in Paul's Epistles, introduced additional topics, and relied on the interpretation of the original Greek terms in which the Bible was first written. Most notably, as Professor Steintrager has said, ‘the idea of distinguishing between Paul and Jesus, was Bentham's device for trying to appear as a sincere, reforming Christian.

Keywords:   Paul, Jesus, Bible, Epistles

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