By Raymond F. Collins
What mild does the hot testomony shed at the perform of celibacy for the sake of the dominion? In his latest paintings, well known Scripture pupil Raymond F. Collins turns his cognizance to the query, which after all has very important implications for the church in our personal day. even though the answer's now not an easy one, and it doesn't inevitably translate instantly into transparent modern ecclesial coverage, it nonetheless serves as a major starting place for dialogue. Collins offers cautious attention of the technique for use in drawing close the query and to special facets of the sociocultural context of first-century Palestine during which the recent testomony took shape. He then explores what Jesus acknowledged to the disciples, numerous disciples' personal prestige as married males, and Paul's educating and private instance on marriage. Raymond Collins has served the church via his considerate and scholarly exegetical paintings for many years. This most recent paintings of his will lengthy depend between his...
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One presentation focused on the topic from the vantage point of the tradition’s scriptures. Another presentation considered the topic from the standpoint of law and morality. The third presentation studied the topic from the point of view of its history and sociology. Thus it was that when I came to Washington to discuss with Dean Cenkner some of the specifics of the position that I was about to assume, he asked me if I would be willing to speak on marriage in the New Testament during the conference that was to convene just three months into my deanship.
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Raymond F. Collins Feast of St. Joseph the Worker May 1, 2013 1 The book was published by Liturgical Press as Divorce in the New Testament, Good News Studies 38 (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, Michael Glazier, 1992). Abbreviations AB Anchor Bible ABD Anchor Bible Dictionary. 6 vols. New York: Doubleday, 1992. ABRL Anchor Bible Reference Library ACCS Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture ALGHJ Arbeiten zur Literatur und Geschichte des hellenistischen Judentum AnBib Analecta biblica ANF Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to AD 325.