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.
1 Corinthians 7
apocalyptic discourse of, 103–104
“as though not” propositions in, 44
Augustine and, 123–129
broad semantic possibilities in, 8
celibacy and, 57, 103
as a gift of grace in, 60
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