Adoption in Galatians and Romans

Adoption in Galatians and Romans

In a new study on the Pauline adoption metaphors, Erin Heim applies a wide array of contemporary theories of metaphor in a fresh exegesis of the four instances of adoption (huiothesia) metaphors in Galatians and Romans.

Author: Erin M. Heim

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004339873

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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In a new study on the Pauline adoption metaphors, Erin Heim applies a wide array of contemporary theories of metaphor in a fresh exegesis of the four instances of adoption (huiothesia) metaphors in Galatians and Romans.
Categories: Religion

Paul s Spirit of Adoption in its Roman Imperial Context

Paul s  Spirit of Adoption  in its Roman Imperial Context

48.5-6).92 It also appears that adoption figures prominently in Exodus 2.10 and Esther 2.7, 15.93 Philo and ... David is analogous to an adoption of the sort that Paul will later characterize in Galatians and Romans.95 Scott makes the ...

Author: Robert Brian Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567663894

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Robert Lewis examines Paul's use of the phrase “Spirit of Adoption” in Romans 8:12-17 against the background of its Roman Imperial context in order to shed light on interpretation of Paul's Letter to the Romans. Whereas other scholars have explored what Paul may have meant when he uses the term “adoption” Lewis instead explores the reasons behind Paul's coupling of it with the term “spirit”. Having examined theories for a possible Jewish antecedent for Paul's use of this phrase, and found them less than persuasive, Lewis unlocks the data within the term's Roman Imperial context that significantly clarifies what Paul means when he uses the phrase “Spirit of adoption". Lewis shows that when Paul wrote his letter to the Romans, adoption had become a feature of Imperial succession. Roman religion gave a great deal of prominence to the Roman family spirit - the genius. The Emperor's genius became identified as a deity in Roman religion and its veneration was widespread in Rome as well as the provinces. When Romans 8.12-17 is read against this background, a very different kind of exegetical picture emerges.
Categories: Religion

Christ and the Created Order

Christ and the Created Order

The New Testament uses of huiothesia must also be considered in the context of Greco- Roman adoption, since these ... Analecta Biblica 83 (Rome: Pontificio Instituto Biblico, 1979); See also Heim, Adoption in Galatians and Romans, ...

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310536093

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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According to the Christian faith, Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation not only of the nature of God the Creator but also of how God the Creator relates to the created order. The New Testament explicitly relates the act of creation to the person of Jesus Christ - who is also a participant within creation, and who is said, by his acts of participation, to have secured creation's ultimate redemption from the problems which presently afflict it. Christian theology proposes that Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word and Wisdom of God, the agent in whom the Spirit of God is supremely present among us, is the rationale and the telos of all things - time-space as we experience and explore it; nature and all its enigmas; matter itself. Christology is thus utterly fundamental to a theology of creation, as this is unfolded both in Scripture and in early Christian theology. For all this, the contemporary conversation about science and faith tends, to a remarkable degree, to neglect the significance of Jesus Christ, focusing instead on a generic "God of wonder" or "God of natural theology." Such general theism is problematic from the perspective of Christian theology on many levels and has at times led to a more or less deistic theology: the impression that God has created the world, then largely left it to itself. Such a theology is far removed from classical Christian renderings of creation, providence, redemption, and eschatology. According to these, the theology of creation is not just about remote "beginnings," or the distant acts of a divine originator. Rather, the incarnate Jesus Christ is himself - remarkably - the means and the end for which creation itself exists. If we would think aright about our world, study it and live within it wisely, we must reckon centrally with his significance. What might such a bold claim possibly mean, and why is Jesus Christ said by Christian theology to be so important for understanding God's overall relationship to the created order? What does this importance mean for science? Christ and the Created Order addresses these questions by gathering insights from biblical scholars, theologians, historians, philosophers, and scientists. This interdisciplinary collection of essays reflects on the significance of Jesus Christ for understanding the created world, particularly as that world is observed by the natural sciences. Contributors to Christ and the Created Order include Marilyn McCord Adams, Richard Bauckham, Deborah Haarsma, Paul Moser, Murray Rae, James K. A. Smith, Norman Wirzba, N. T. Wright, and more.
Categories: Religion

Paul in the Greco Roman World

Paul in the Greco Roman World

“ Events in Galatia . ” Pages 160–79 in Pauline Theology , vol . 1 . Edited by J. Bassler . Minneapolis : Fortress Press , 1991 . Galatians . AB 33A . New York : Doubleday , 1997 . Scott , J. M. Adoption as Sons of God : An Exegetical ...

Author: J. Paul Sampley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1563382660

Category: Religion

Page: 690

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Distinguished Pauline scholars offer an insightful examination of Paul and his world, using carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particular features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perceptions of them.
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Abrahamic Descent Testamentary Adoption and the Law in Galatians

Abrahamic Descent  Testamentary Adoption  and the Law in Galatians

Trevor Burke's monograph on Pauline adoption metaphors identifies three main arguments for a Roman background: 1) adoption language occurs only in the Pauline letters to churches in areas of Roman rule (Galatians, Romans, Ephesians); 2) ...

Author: Bradley Trick

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004323872

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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In this volume, Bradley Trick argues that Hellenistic testamentary adoption provides the key to understanding Abrahamic descent and its implications for the law in Galatians.
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Themelios Volume 42 Issue 3

Themelios  Volume 42  Issue 3

4–8) applies this apparatus to the occurrences of υἱοθεσία [adoption] in Galatians and Romans respectively (the occurrences in Ephesians 1 are not considered). Heim demonstrates how careful attention to metaphor can clarify previous ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532645884

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary
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Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook

Paul in the Greco Roman World  A Handbook

The key to understanding Paul's dominant use of adoption and inheritance in his theological expression lies in noticing where this language occurs in his arguments in Romans and Galatians, not in comparing verbal parallels and ...

Author: J. Paul Sampley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567656742

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.
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Understanding the Word

Understanding the Word

Adoption and inheritance. In both Galatians and Romans Paul employs a chain of images to help gentiles understand their new place in God's purpose. They who were 'slaves' have been adopted as 'sons' and are therefore entitled to an ...

Author: James T. Butler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780905774886

Category: Bible

Page: 389

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Categories: Bible

The Epistle to the Romans

The Epistle to the Romans

It may even be that Paul wants to add certainty to the situation by adducing more than one witness ( cf. Deut . 19:15 and the Roman law that required multiple witnesses for an adoption to be “ legal ” ( cf. Bruce , Galatians , pp .

Author: Douglas J. Moo

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802823173

Category: Religion

Page: 1012

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Douglas Moo's work on the Epistle to the Romans is part of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.
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Galatians

Galatians

186 Commentary A Closer Look: Adoption Paul's term (huiothesia) clearly applies to adoption.812 We should also ... Moreover, imperial succession made Roman adoption familiar to most knowledgeable urban dwellers in the empire.817 Roman ...

Author: Craig S. Keener

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426817

Category: Bibles

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Drawing on a range of ancient background, this commentary makes Galatians easier to understand today.
Categories: Bibles