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Bibil Identifier bibil:216016
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Leben allein aus Gnade. Eph 2.1-10 und die paulinische Rechtfertigungsbotschaft
Author Gerber, Christine
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 366-391 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In view of some ‘Pauline’ sounding phrases, Eph 2.8-9 is held to be one of the most adequate receptions of the theologoumenon of justification by faith, not works. So could the text be an indicator in the discussion about the right ‘Perspective on Paul’? This paper argues instead that we should read Eph 2.8-9 in its own context and that means first of all that we should follow the flow of the dominant metaphor of ‘dead and alive’. While some phrases might be a Pauline reminiscence, the text as a whole deals with the grace of God in order to substantiate the demand for a life lived according to God's will, as described in greater detail in Ephesians 4–6. Nevertheless Eph 2.1-10 is broadly coherent with Paul's theology.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000051
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Justice
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Faith
Pericopes Ephesians 2,1-2,10
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