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Bibil Identifier bibil:227547
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Justification, Good Works, and Creation in Clement of Rome's Appropriation of Romans 5–6
Author Downs, David J.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 415-432 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In 1 Clement 32–33, Romans 5–6 is alluded to in a summary statement concerning justification by faith (32.4), followed by two rhetorical questions that stress the ethical implications of this confession (33.1). These allusions to Romans are punctuated by an appeal for readers to imitate the pattern of good works established by God during creation (33.2-8). This article contends that the difference between Romans 5–6 and one of the earliest Christian readings of these chapters is not accidental, for the ethical appeal in 1 Clement 33 reflects the author's distinct cosmological perspective and rhetorical aims.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688513000040
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Letters of Clement : 1 Clement
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : World View / Cosmology
Pericopes Romans 5-6
Terms κόσμος κοσμος
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