An African-Cameroonian Perspective
The author argues that Paul’s pastoral and theological approach, which is deeply motivated by a desire to inspire faithful Christian living and witness, can serve as a new model for evaluating pre-conversion polygyny; a model that is oriented toward positive and substantive change in the lives of women and children. Consequently, the implication of Paul’s approach and judgments for contemporary Christian communities suggests the same believing community may adopt different ways of faithfully living out the practical implications of Christian view of marriage extended by Paul in 1 Corinthians 7.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Yafeh, Alice. Paul’s sexual and marital ethics in 1 Corinthians 7: an African-Cameroonian perspective / Alice Yafeh. pages cm. — (Bible and theology in Africa; v. 22) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Eglise presbytérienne camerounaise. 2. Bible. Corinthians, 1st—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 3. Bible. Corinthians, 1st—Socio-rhetorical criticism. 4. Sexual ethics—Biblical teaching. 5. Marriage—Biblical teaching. 6. Sexual ethics—Cameroon. 7. Marriage—Cameroon. I. Title. II. Series: Bible and theology in Africa; v. 22. BS2675.52.Y34 227.2’06—dc23 2014044350 ISBN 978-1-4331-2835-6 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4539-1498-4 (e-book) ISSN 1525-9846
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