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Paul in Israel's Story: Self and Community at the Cross

John L. Meech


The self has become a problem in postmodern thought, and this problem poses a sharp challenge for dialogue between Christians and others who tell different stories of self and community. A healthy suspicion of the self’s transcendence lets the self approach the other in humility, but what can create the community where the self and other can embrace? Paul was humbled before Christ, yet to embrace the crucified Christ in one community he had to retell his community’s story. Can the Church today repeat Paul’s costly embrace? Paul in Israel’s Story addresses the problem of the self in community i ... More

Keywords: Rudolf Bultmann, Christ, hermeneutics, Robert Jenson, Jürgen Moltmann, St. Paul, phenomenology, Paul Ricoeur

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306941
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195306945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John L. Meech, author
Shimer College