Each author emphasizes different aspects of the new existence and the means to righteous living. I seek to detect these distinguishing aspects and locate
antecedents for them in EJL thereby explaining why these NT authors address
Author: Robert L. Cavin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
As the first comparative study of Colossians and 1 Peter, the book fills a lacuna by exploring each author’s understanding of the new existence and the means to righteous living. If the epistles end up offering almost identical paraenesis, why do they have such distinctive theological patterns of thought? The conventional starting point in Colossian and 1 Peter studies centers on the recipients’ needs. Much has been learned from these investigations and is kept in view. However, the extent to which each epistle’s theology reflects an underlying pattern of ideas within each author’s worldview is less well understood. Setting the author’s views in the context of the literature of early Judaism throws fresh light on his thought-world and understanding of the new existence and moral enablement. Evidence exists which indicates that streams of traditions in Early Judaism Literature, factors other than the recipients’ needs, contribute to the theology within each epistle and may account for distinctive aspects identified between Colossians and 1 Peter. Exploration of 4QInstruction and the Hodayot, texts discovered at Qumran, provides precedents, precursors, and parallels for the distinctive emphases investigated. Thus, they shed new light on each epistle.
In BDAG s.v. ἐπιθυμία. 11 Occurring 4x (1:14; 2:11; 4:2; 3, always plural). 12 That
1 Peter depicts an internal battle within the disciple between good and evil, see
Cavin, New Existence and Righteous Living, 59. On psychological dualism, see ...
Author: John K. Goodrich
Publisher: Kregel Academic
A Comprehensive Guide to Discipleship in the New Testament and Today's World Although the concept of discipleship is an integral part of New Testament teaching, it has largely faded from discussion in both the academy and the local church. To revive and reclaim this teaching for believers in the twenty-first century, editors John Goodrich and Mark Strauss have assembled an expert team of scholars to uncover what every New Testament book teaches about discipleship, providing a comprehensive, biblical picture. In addition, other contributors explore discipleship in the context of the local church, spiritual formation, and the life of the mind. Together, these essays point the way forward for becoming more like Jesus Christ, and helping others do the same, in our personal and corporate lives. "An impressive roster of scholars who have addressed a vital but often neglected topic in both the church and in the academy. . . . Rich with insight, Following Jesus Christ represents a major advance in this essential area of study." --Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University "We are treated here to a survey of what discipleship means in the New Testament from experts in the field, and we also see some of the wider dimensions of discipleship in this important work. All those wanting to understand discipleship will find this to be a valuable resource." --Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
This is due partly to an emphasis on the recipient context and to reading each respective author?s theology primarily as a response to the Sitz im Leben of the recipients.
Author: Robert Lloyd Cavin
The present study consists of a comparison of the impact of the Christ-event on the existence of the elect in Colossians and 1 Peter. As such it is a study in the theological anthropology of two significant New Testament texts. The main argument of this thesis is that Colossians and 1 Peter contain distinctive emphases in their understanding of: the???? (?flesh?) of the elect (anthropology), the temporal axis of salvation (eschatology), the extent to which the elect participate in the?heavenly? sphere (cosmology), and the means to live rightly (agency). Because a NT author?s beliefs prior to faith in Christ reflect a particular cognitive environment formed by the author?s historical setting and cultural milieu, setting the author?s views in the context of Early Jewish texts throws fresh light on his thought-world and understanding of the new existence. I argue that many of the features distinguishing Colossians from 1 Peter stem from the possibility that Colossians reflects the thought-world of 4QInstruction and 1 Peter that of the Hodayot. The thesis has the following structure. Chapter 1 explains the reasoning for comparing Colossians and 1 Peter by showing their manifold similarities with one another including their respective Christologies which undergird their remarkably similar paraenetical material. The question is raised why, if the epistles end up offering almost identical paraenesis, they have such distinctive theological patterns of thought. Chapter 2 is an overview of scholarship demonstrating that this question has not been adequately answered. This is due partly to an emphasis on the recipient context and to reading each respective author?s theology primarily as a response to the Sitz im Leben of the recipients. The overview will also demonstrate that both authors draw from the HB and EJL to interpret the impact of the Christ-event, but do so with distinctive language, emphases, and metaphors. Chapter 3 will analyze 1 Peter?s understanding of the new existence locating it within the author?s worldview in which suffering is a significant aspect of being God?s?end of days? people. Chapter 4 will explore the Hodayot and demonstrate the manifold ways in which it provides antecedents to ideas identified in 1 Peter. Chapter 5 will analyze the worldview of the author of Colossians and his understanding of the new existence including his emphasis on the elect as possessing the?mystery? of God. Chapter 6 will explore 4QInstruction and demonstrate the manifold ways in which it provides antecedents to ideas identified in Colossians. Chapter 7 will conclude the thesis drawing the threads together and summarizing the distinctive emphases of Colossians and 1 Peter in their respective understandings of the new existence and the means to live rightly.
According to the new we are brought back into life , although it is still a vita
extranea , a life outside our own . Since God did not change the old world - did
not make our present bodies immortal , our present lives righteous our new life is
... observance of a detailed external law . At the same time , the wisdom teachers
stressed the efficacy of righteous living . In their effort to understand human existence , they aimed at reducing the arbitrary and unpredicted elements in life .
Author: Raymond Edward Brown
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This work is a compact commentary on the whole Bible written by Roman Catholic scholars according to the principles of modern biblical criticism. - Preface.
Author: International Society for African Philosophy and Studies. ConferencePublish On: 2005
These elements combine to manifest in an Afrikan asili ? that is spiritual , and
considers life sacred and inseparable from nature . ... of humans and the Creator
, unity between individuals and community , and a belief in moral , righteous living .
Author: International Society for African Philosophy and Studies. Conference
Category: Philosophy, African
African philosophy in the New Millennium : towards development of an African philosophy of history /Mokena Semela(p. 1-8). --The invention of the white man /Messay Kebede(p. 9-24). --Zara Yakob and Descartes /Teodros Kiros(p. 25-32). --Religious fanaticism : the cse of Uganda's movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments /Pamela Abuya(p. 33-57). --Towards a social philosophy of the African leviratic custom : how Luo marriages survive death /Humphrey J Ojwang(p. 58-78).
This great tified - was shown , proved to be righteoustruth , hitherto unrevealed
and unknown , had in the Spirit - the Holy Spirit , not Christ's now been made
known by the actual incar- , spirit , considered as the seat of his divine nanation , life ...
The fundamental characteristics of the age of the accounted his life madness and
his end without honor . ... In and these convictions were based on eternal retribu“
But the righteous live forevermore ; their reward proof of this , the great fact was ...
The Drama Of Decision will prove invaluable and challenging to anyone who has ever asked the question: What is the significance of baptism? Convinced that "students of the Bible have overlooked the possibility that there is a common theme running through the baptismal texts of the New Testament," Dr. Brooks carefully examines the relevant passages in order to articulate a clear, succint understanding of the ritual of baptism that accurately reflects the multifaceted aspects of the biblical material - suggesting that there is a common meaning for baptism throughout the New Testament.
Author: Hans Clemens Caesarius CavallinPublish On: 1974
... however , radically modified by the radical discontinuity or difference between
the old life before death and the new life after death . This discontinuity and the
newness of post - mortem life for the righteous is expressed by various images ,
some of which recur fairly often , particularly those which are connected with the righteous ' exaltation or assumption ( 7.2.2 ) to an existence of Divine light and
The fundamental Hindu scheme of life was based on the fourfold goals of human existence — righteous living ( dharma ) , wealth ( artha ) , enjoying pleasures (
kāma ) and liberation ( mokşa ) . The first three constitute the path of involvement
Author: K. Satchidananda Murty
The Period Ad 300-1000 Is Often Described As The 'Golden Age' Of Indian History, Phenomenal And All-Round Intellectual Advancement Was Perhaps The Distinctive Characteristic Of This Age. Vigorous Religious, Cultural And Philosophical Pursuits Encompassed Every Sphere Of Life-The Arts, Architecture And Music, Dance And Literature. Such Activity Resulted In Competition And Rivalry That Were Never Irrational, Soulless Or Destructive. Indeed The Central Spirit Was One Of Tolerance, Mutual Respect And Even Correlational Adaptation And Reciprocal Acceptance. It Is Equally Interesting To Observe That The Rise And Fall Of Dynasties And Political Powers, Big Or Small, Did Little To Hamper The Growth And Activities Of Religious Sects, And Schools Of Philosophy, Art And Literature, That Flourished During The Period Under Review.
wondered why such trials had befallen her when she had always tried to live a righteous life . ... Love replaced anger and hate , grief and sicknesses were
healed , a new home was established , and a profitable , interesting position was
But if anybody does sin , we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense -
Jesus Christ the Righteous One ” ( 1 John 2 : 1 ) . As baptism signifies the death
of the old life of sin and rebellion against God , it also signifies the new life of faith
Author: C. Raymond Holmes
Category: Public worship
Discusses the essential relationship between theological beliefs and their expression in the worship service of the church, offering practical suggestions to make services more meaningful, akin to heaven's "new song" of praise. - Foreword, Introduction, Part One: Adventist Worship in Contemporary and Biblical Context, Part Two: Adventist Worship in Theological Context, Part Three: Adventist Worship Illustrates Adventist Beliefs, Part Four: Adventist Worship and the Ministry of the Word in Mission, Part Five: Adventist Worship and Its Meaning, Appendices, Bibliography
Living in union with Ahura Mazda , all human beings in their new existence will
praise and extol Ahura Mazda's glory . To conclude , Zoroastrianism is the
religion of action , justice , and hope . Active life means righteous life ; justice is
Author: Farhang Mehr
Publisher: Mazda Pub
"This book is concerned with the doctrinal beliefs of the practising Zoroastrians examined within the frames of the Gothic principals. Variances in the current practice are considered. The doctrinal changes are explained in the light of socio-political forces operating in each distinct historical era. In this exercise no scholarly speculation is taken on face value."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
God accepts the sinner with a view to making him righteous . Righteousness is
not only a new relationship with God ; it is also a new kind of existence , a new
quality of life of attitude and action - rightness within one ' s life and in his conduct
PAUL ' S LIFE , NAME , OCCUPATION , AND PERSONAL TRAITS the Graeco -
Roman world because of dissensions ... Because of Christ ' s death , according to
Paul , forgiveness is made possible through God ' s righteousness , by which ...
Author: Edwin D. Freed
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This introductory text encourages readers to take a close, objective look at the New Testament. Striking a balance between presentation and information for students new to this subject, the author prepares students to form their own analyses through his literary-critical approach and the insights he provides on the cultural and historical contexts of each passage. New scholarship and a variety of perspectives on controversial topics are also incorporated.
The redeeming presence of Christ , with his ' alien righteousness ' , indwells in
the believer , through the working of the Holy Spirit . Living union with Christ , he
or she is brought into a new life of holiness . Christ , who lives within by the Spirit
If not life is a meaningless wasted Struggle , to reach the state of death . Death is
not in end but a new beginning , Of a new existence , to a more righteous birth .
Where compassionate humanity gains purpose And relativity , to the cosmos and
They tenance of character - of that moral life which is were lovely and beautiful in
their lives ' ( 2 8 123 ) ; acceptable to ... the labour of the righteous ( 1016 ) , and
sprinkle clean water upon them , give them a new the fear of the Lord ( 1923 ) .
JUSTIFICATION AND THE NEW EXISTENCE For a long time , the fact that for
Luther justification involved not merely forgiveness of sins or acquittal but also ...
Melanchthon restricted the doctrine entirely to the imputation of Christ's righteousness . ... Luther emphasized that Christ lives in the believer , makes his
dwelling in him through faith.23 Or , in the 1522 preface to Romans he wrote :
Faith , however ...
Author: Bernhard Lohse
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Surveys its development during the crises of Luther's life and examines by theological topic.