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Bibil Identifier bibil:247907
Publication Type Book
Title (French, Long) Persecution and Participation in Galatians
Author Dunne, John Anthony
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 454)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/454
Place 227.41
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-155417-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
248 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In his letter to the Galatians, Paul writes that his Gentile audience should not illegitimately appropriate Jewish customs, especially circumcision. As a way to understand why Paul deems circumcision in this context to be so egregious, being a matter of apostasy rather than simply an adiaphoron, John Anthony Dunne argues that the themes of suffering and persecution point to the coercive nature of the conflict in Galatia. What is at stake for Paul is allegiance to the crucified Christ. Due to the realities inaugurated by the Christ-event and the implications of participating in the Messiah's death and resurrection, suffering for the sake of the cross is to be endured instead of succumbing to the compulsion to be circumcised. Suffering persecution, rather than receiving circumcision, demarcates the true people of God who are set apart in Christ for future blessing and vindication.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Galatians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Persecution
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Passion
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Resurrection
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