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Bibil Identifier bibil:204153
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Justification According to Paul's Thessalonians Correspondence
Author Rainbow, Paul A.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 249-274 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Admittedly, Paul does not use the special vocabulary of justification in his Thessalonian epistles, but here he views the Christian life in the light of the coming judgment and calls on his converts to persevere and grow in faith and love to that end. This apocalyptic perspective provides a focus around which we can organize fragmentary references to the future of justification in his other epistles (Rom 2:23, 5:33-34; I Cor 4:3-5; Gal 2:17, 5:4-6). What Paul teaches in this connection highlights the "work of faith," alongside Christ's righteousness imputed to faith, as a secondary and derivative, but necessary part of the basis (ground) for a favorable verdict on the last day.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Judgment
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Thessalonians
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