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Bibil Identifier bibil:221153
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) An Integrative, Synergistic Reading of Romans 1-3
Author Spitaler, Peter
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 19, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 33-71 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The purpose of this article is to analyze a theme cluster that meanders through the narrative fabric of Romans 1-3—the justice of God and the justice and injustice of people. The article (1) describes the literary scope and theological content of the theme cluster statements; (2) examines the plausibility of a relationship between humans and God; (3) critiques traditional interpretations of Paul's diverse descriptions of conduct; and (4) explains the intricacies of the theme cluster from the perspective of “synergy.” As a contextual reading strategy, synergy explores the complementary nature of the theme cluster. The analysis leads to the conclusion: a pessimistic anthropology attributed to Paul overshadows his statements about human and divine justice.
DOI 10.1163/156851510X541477
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Justice of God
Pericopes Romans 1-3
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