Paul the Apostle, community building, human origins, Romans 5, 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Clement
Recognizing that the rhetorical context for the cosmological reflections of both Paul and one of his earliest interpreters is the promotion of community-building, this paper proposes that the “world-construction” of these early believers offers a model for the contemporary church’s discourse concerning human origins. The paper, then, is an exercise in theological interpretation of Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15, read alongside one of the earliest interactions with these texts in the letter known as 1 Clement.
Lappenga, Benjamin J., "Community-Edifying 'World-Construction' in Paul and 1 Clement as a Resource for Theological Deliberations about Human Origins" (2015). Faculty Work: Comprehensive List. 188.