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Bibil Identifier bibil:203068
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Turning Status 'Upside Down' in Philippi Christ Jesus' 'Emptying Himself' as Forfeiting Any Acknowledgment of His 'Equality with God' (Phil 2:6-11)
Author Moessner, David P.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 31, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 123-143 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Rather than reward Christ Jesus for his obedience to a humiliating death, the 'hymn' to Christ, Phil 2:6-11, exalts "the death of the cross" as the most sublime disclosure of the status and power of God. This elevation of the Self-sacrificing 'character' of God turns the notion of status 'upside down.' That Christ Jesus "did not take advantage of his equality with God but rather deprived himself of all justification" of that status is a particularly poignant message to a status-saturated, 'race to honor' colony like Roman Philippi.
DOI 10.1163/019590809X12553238843069
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Hymn
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Cult of the Emperor
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Cross
Pericopes Philippians 2,6-2,11
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