The Figure of Adam in Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15: The New Creation and Its Ethical and Social Reconfigurations (Emerging Scholars)

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It is widely recognized that in some of his letters, Paul develops a Christology based on a comparison between Adam and Christ, and that this Christology has antecedents in Jewish interpretation of Genesis
1—4. But Paul was not concerned simply to develop themes found in scripture.

Felipe Legarreta gives careful attention to patterns of exegesis in Second-Temple Judaism and identifies, for the first time, a number of motifs by which Jews drew ethical implications from the story of Adam and his expulsion from Eden. He then demonstrates that throughout the "Christological" passages in Romans and 1 Corinthians, Paul is taking part in a wider Jewish exegetical and ethical discussion regarding life in the new creation.

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Felipe de Jesus Legarreta-Castillo received his MA and PhD degrees at Loyola University, Chicago, where he wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Thomas Tobin, S.J. He was ordained as a priest in Mexico, and served in the diocese of Joliet. He is presently a resident Chaplain at Northwestern Hospital and is investigating health issues in Early Christianity and athletic metaphors in Paul.

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