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Title: Pseudepigraphy and Ethical Argument in the Pastoral Epistles
Author: Donelson, Lewis R
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2006
Paperback; ISBN: 9783161490828
Volumes: 1; Pages: viii, 222
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By employing analyses of the literary structure of ancient pseudepigraphical letters and of the logical structure of ethical argument, Lewis R. Donelson discovers in the Pastoral Epistles a consistent theological ethic which has cosmological and cultic grounding. First, an investigation of Greco-Roman religious pseudepigraphical letters identifies those literary patterns which determine the form of argumentation in the Pastoral Epistles. Second, an investigation of the structure of ethical argument produces categories for organizing and analyzing the apparently disorganized arguments in these letters. Finally, this study concludes that the author of the Pastoral Epistles builds a coherent theological ethic by falsifying Pauline history and by grounding his ethical warrants in church officers.