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Für Israel und die Völker : Studien zum alttestamentlich-jüdischen Hintergrund der paulinischen Theologie /
von Gerbern S. Oegema.
imprint
Leiden : Brill, 1999.
description
xv, 306 p.
ISBN
9004109374
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imprint
Leiden : Brill, 1999.
isbn
9004109374
catalogue key
2349670
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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' ...W.'s book is a substantive and helpful survey...'Mark Kiley, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1999.
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Summaries
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Scholars and students interested in Pauline and deutero-Pauline literature, especially its moral, practical, and paraenetic dimensions.
Main Description
This study explores the background, character, and function of Colossians as a form of theological education and appeal in the Pauline tradition. A historical, literary, rhetorical, and narrative analysis of the text shows how its theological affirmations and claims were presented so as to engage the life of its readers in practical ways and in practical contexts, especially in order to direct their moral formation as Christians and their self-understanding as a Christian community in a time of controversy. The specific strategies adopted by the author in designing his message and instructing the readers are familiar from Hellenistic conventions of moral and spiritual guidance, particularly those conventions associated with philosophic paraenesis, or moral exhortation for recent converts.
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This study explores the background, character, and function of Colossians as a form of theological education and appeal in the Pauline tradition. A historical, literary, rhetorical, and narrative analysis of the text shows how its theological affirmations and claims were presented so as to engage the life of its readers in practical ways and in practical contexts, especially in order to direct their moral formation as Christians and their self-understanding as a Christian community in a time of controversy. The specific strategies adopted by the author in designing his message and instructing the readers are familiar from Hellenistic conventions of moral and spiritual guidance, particularly those conventions associated with philosophic "paraenesis, or moral exhortation for recent converts.
Table of Contents
Preface
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Introductionp. 1
Colossians and its Hellenistic Contextp. 2
Colossians and Greco-Roman Philosophyp. 7
Colossians and its Historical Settingp. 15
Audience, Author, Circumstancesp. 15
Moral Exhortation in Colossiansp. 40
Moral Training and Epistolary Communicationp. 47
According to God's Commissionp. 51
The Philosopher as Moral Guidep. 52
The Portrayal of Paul in Colossiansp. 64
A Hidden Lifep. 83
The Experience of Conversionp. 84
Conversion, Paraenesis, and Worldviewp. 100
The Colossians as Convertsp. 110
Other Patterns, Other Voicesp. 133
The Theology of Paraenetic Discoursep. 134
God, Christ, and the Moral Bearing of Colossiansp. 141
Polemic and Correction in Paraenetic Discoursep. 151
Polemic and Correction in Colossiansp. 169
God's Cosmic Victory and the Journey of a Communityp. 183
Mapping the Worldview of Colossiansp. 184
The Worldview of Colossians as Narrativep. 188
Cosmic History, Apostolic History, Local Historyp. 197
Contract and Conflictp. 205
Worldview and Narrative in Philosophic Paraenesisp. 208
Mandate and Action in Colossiansp. 212
Shaping the Messagep. 219
Modes of Paraenetic Address and Paraenetic Compositionp. 221
The Composition of Colossiansp. 229
Conclusionp. 255
Bibliographyp. 267
Index of Modern Authorsp. 277
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 281
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