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Recent Research on Paul and Slavery
Byron, John

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2008 pp. xii + 162. $90.00

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Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 3

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Description: In this volume, John Byron provides a survey of 200 years of scholarly interpretation of Paul and slavery with a focus on the last 35 years. After a general overview of the history of research, Byron focusses in turn on four specific areas: African-American responses to Paul, Paulís slavery metaphors, the elliptical phrase in 1 Corinthians 7.21, and the letter to Philemon. An epilogue highlights four areas in which scholarship is continuing to change its understanding of ancient slavery and, in consequence, its interpretation of Paul. New Testament students and scholars will find the volume an valuable specialist resource that collects and analyses the most important developments on Paul and slavery.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature

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Review by Lars Kierspel
Published 12/19/2009
Citation: Lars Kierspel, review of John Byron, Recent Research on Paul and Slavery, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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