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Apocalyptic Paul : cosmos and anthropos in Romans 5-8 /
Beverly Roberts Gaventa, editor.
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Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, 2013.
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ix, 197 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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9781602589698 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, 2013.
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9781602589698 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Paul's mythologizing program in Romans 5-8 / Martinus C. de Boer -- Righteousness, cosmic and microcosmic / Stephen Westerholm -- A tale of two gardens: Augustine's narrative interpretation of Romans 5 / Benjamin Myers -- Under Grace: the Christ-gift and the construction of a Christian habitus / John M.G. Barclay -- The shape of the "I": the Psalter, the Gospel, and the speaker in Romans 7 / Beverly Roberts Gaventa -- Double participation and the responsible self in Romans 5-8 / Susan Eastman -- The love of God is a sovereign thing: the witness of Romans 8:31-39 and the royal office of Jesus Christ / Philip G. Ziegler -- Creation, cosmos, and conflict in Romans 8-9 / Neil Elliott -- Afterword: the human moral drama / J. Louis Martyn.
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9026568
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-180) and indexes.
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"This volume brings us into the company of seasoned Pauline scholars focused on the center of Paul's Epistle to the Romans. The conversation among these experts, all sympathetic (though not all in the same way) to the designation of Paul as an 'apocalyptic' figure, reveals richly informed engagement with the text and honest wrestling with the large questions of cosmology and anthropology raised by Romans 5-8. Altogether the essays in this volume stand as a profoundly stimulating, challenging, crucial, and timely contribution to the conversation about Paul's interpretation of the gospel in what remains for the time being contested territory." --Alexandra Brown, Jessie Ball duPont Professor of Religion, Washington and Lee University
"Romans 5-8 are explored, pressed, and at times--as they should be--simply celebrated. Every reader interested in Paul will benefit from this interplay of theology, exegesis, and subtle intertextuality, threaded through with church tradition. Perhaps most importantly, many of the apostle's most powerful and challenging thoughts are on display here at the hands of some of his most significant and gifted current interpreters." --Douglas A. Campbell, Associate Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School
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Romans 5-8 revolve around Gods dramatic cosmic activity and its implications for humanity and all of creation. 'Apocalyptic Paul' measures the power of Pauls rhetoric about the relationship of cosmic power to the Law, interpretations of righteousness and the self, and the link between grace and obedience.
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Romans 5-8 revolve around Gods dramatic cosmic activity and its implications for humanity and all of creation. Apocalyptic Paul measures the power of Pauls rhetoric about the relationship of cosmic power to the Law, interpretations of righteousness and the self, and the link between grace and obedience. A revealing study of Pauls understanding of humanity in light of Gods apocalyptic action through Jesus Christ, this book illuminates Romans 5-8 and shows how critical this neglected part of Romans was to Pauls literary project.
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Romans 5-8 revolve around God's dramatic cosmic activity and its implications for humanity and all of creation. Apocalyptic Paul measures the power of Paul's rhetoric about the relationship of cosmic power to the Law, interpretations of righteousness and the self, and the link between grace and obedience. A revealing study of Paul's understanding of humanity in light of God's apocalyptic action through Jesus Christ, Apocalyptic Paul illuminates Romans 5-8 and shows how critical this neglected part of Romans was to Paul's literary project.

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