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Bibil Identifier bibil:213147
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Imitating Paul's Relationship to the Gospel: 1 Corinthians 8.1-11.1
Author Ellington, Dustin W.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 33, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 303-315 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract To overcome past shortcomings in the interpretation of Paul’s exhortation ‘Imitate me, as I imitate Christ’ (1 Cor. 11.1), we must study the roles of Paul’s ‘I’ and Christ in the context of 1 Cor. 8.1—11.1. Christ died for the weak (8.11), and Paul’s renunciation of his apostolic rights follows this pattern. Paul’s self-portrayal reaches its climax when he says that he does all things for the sake of the gospel, in order to be συγκοıνωνòς αὐτοῦ (9.23). This article proposes that the expression συγκοıνωνòς αὐτοῦ contains more shades of meaning than scholars have previously allowed. It summarizes Paul’s aim to be the gospel’s partner in the salvation of others and to participate in the gospel’s pattern and power. Paul’s call to imitation exhorts the Corinthian believers to share in his relationship to the gospel, working with it for the salvation of others and allowing its pattern and power to shape their life together.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X10381957
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Imitation
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 8,1-8,11
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