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Bibil Identifier bibil:221668
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) We Are Being Transformed
Title (English, ) Deification in Paul's Soteriology
Author Litwa, M. David
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche (Volume: 187)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 36/187
Place 227.1.01
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place [Berlin – Boston]
ISBN 978-3-11-028331-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages XV Pages
327 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Can Pauline soteriology be categorized as a form of deification? This book attempts to answer this question by keen attention to the Greco-Roman world. It provides the first full-scale history of research on the topic. It is also the first work to fully treat the basic historical questions relating to deification. Namely, what is deity in the Greco-Roman world? What are the types of deification in the Greco-Roman world? Are there Jewish antecedents to deification? Does Paul consider Christ to be a divine being? If so, according to what logic? How is Pauline deification possible in light of ancient Jewish "monotheism"? How is deification possible with a strong notion of creation? Although a rigorously historical study, no attempt is made to avoid theological issues in their historical context. Deification, it is argued, provides a new historical category of perception with which to deepen our knowledge of the Apostle's religious thought in its own time. This book is intended for an academic audience. The range of topics discussed here should interest a wide-array of scholars in the fields of Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Classics, and Patristics.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Salvation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Deification
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Pneumatikos (Spiritual)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Body
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Monotheism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Transcendence - Immanence
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