The jerusalem collection as Koivwvíα

Paul's global politics of socio-economic equality and solidarity

Julien M. Ogereau*

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This article endeavours to look at the Jerusalem collection from a fresh perspective by examining the language of Koivwvíα Paul employs to describe the project in Romans 15.26 and in 2 Corinthians 8.4 and 9.13. After adducing oft-neglected literary and documentary evidence, this essay argues that Paul's audience must have understood Koivwvíα to bear significant political and socio-economic implications. This article concludes that the collection was aimed at establishing a new order of socio-economic equality and solidarity among the emergent Christ-believing communities, at both a local and global level, and across socio-cultural and ethnic divides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-378
Number of pages19
JournalNew Testament Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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