Dr. Logan Williams
Title (submitted): Love, Self Gift, and the Incarnation: Christology and Ethics in Galatians, in the Context of Pauline Theology and Greco-Roman Philosophy
In my thesis I argue that the standard vocabulary used to describe Paul's love-ethic – such as 'self-sacrificial', 'selfless', 'kenotic', and 'self-negating' – fails to capture adequately the dynamics of Paul's statements about the love of Jesus and believers. Using Galatians as a test case, I propose that, like other Greek and Roman moral thinkers, Paul encourages believers not to deny self-interest but rather to avoid setting the self in competition with others. Paul's ideal for love is that the interests of the community would become essentially shared.
- Early Christian Ethics
- Jewish Apocalyptic Literature
- Letters of Paul
- Priesthood (and Priestly Garments) in Ancient Judaism
Chapter in book
- Williams, L. (2019). Giving the Self through Death: A Crucified Christ as Gift in Galatians. In Suffering and the Christian Life. Davies, Rachel & Kilby, Karen Bloomsbury T&T Clark. 23–32.
- Williams, L. (2018). "Disjunction in Paul: Apocalyptic or Christomorphic? Comparing the Apocalypse of Weeks with Galatians". New Testament Studies 64(1): 64-80.
- Williams, L. & Dunne, J.A. (2017). A Perplexing Gift: Towards Clarity in the Evangelical-Mormon Interfaith Dialogue on Grace. Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society 60(2): 349-376.