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Bibil Identifier bibil:213010
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Paulus se versie van "draai die ander wang" - gedagtes oor geweld en toleransie
Author van Aarde, Andries
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1667-1697 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this article is to argue that Paul’s denunciation of vengeance should be seen as the outcome of a personal transformation from an apocalyptic destructive thinking with regard to those who irate him to a state of mind of tolerance and eventually to the “internalization of eschatological hope”. Instead of rebuking Paul prayed for those who heap burning coals upon his head. This disposition is seen as another version of the Jesus- tradition regarding the turning of the left cheek when an evildoer strikes one on the right one. The article explains Paul’s version and his change in attitude with regard to violence in terms of René Girard’s scapegoat theory and Paul’s rhetoric of mimesis which he consistently conveyed from his first letter to the Thessalonians through his last letter, written to the Romans. For Paul, Jesus Christ forms the model. It is Paul’s gospel about the participation of Jesus’ exemplary conduct, vis à vis iolence that was executed against him, which constitutes the transformative framework of overcoming evil with good.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Violence - Non-violence
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
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