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dc.contributor.advisorWright, N. T. (Nicholas Thomas)
dc.contributor.authorLewellen, Eric
dc.coverage.spatialvi, 113 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn contemporary scholarship on Rom 2:14-15, there is a divide between those who find language associated with natural law and those who understand the Gentiles to be believers in Christ. This study aims to help bridge this interpretative gap. Through an examination of key expressions of natural law in the years prior to and contemporaneous with Paul and an exegesis of Rom 1:18-2:16, we shall contend that Paul applies language and tropes associated with natural law to Christ-believing Gentiles in Rom 2:14-15. In doing so, he is not endorsing a strain of natural law reasoning circulating in his day; rather, he applies the concept to a group of Christ-believing Gentiles to emphasize their moral quality and eschatological security for his Roman audience.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subject.lcshBible. Romans, II, 14-15--Criticism, interpretation, etcen
dc.subject.lcshGentiles in the New Testamenten
dc.subject.lcshNatural lawen
dc.titleThe law of nature and the Letter to the Romans : rethinking Paul's descriptions of the Gentiles in Romans 2:14-15en_US
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhil Master of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 9th April 2020en

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