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Theology of Paul the Apostle

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ISBN-10: 0802844235

ISBN-13: 9780802844231

Edition: N/A

Authors: James D. G. Dunn

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List price: $48.00
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 844
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Preface
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Prologue
Prolegomena to a theology of Paul
Why a theology of Paul?
What is a "theology of Paul"?
Can a theology of Paul be written?
How to write a theology of Paul?
Toward a theology of Paul
God and Humankind
God
God as axiom
God as one
Other gods?
God and the cosmos
The God of Israel
God in experience
Conclusion
Humankind
Anthropological presuppositions
Soma
Sarx
Soma and sarx
Nous and kardia
Psyche and Pneuma
Summary
Humankind under Indictment
Adam
The dark side of humanity
Adam in Jewish scripture
Adam in post-biblical Jewish tradition
Adam in Paul's theology
Romans 1.18-32
Romans 3.23
Romans 5.12-21
Romans 7.7-13
Romans 8.19-22
Summary
Sin and death
The power of evil
The heavenly powers
Sin
The effects of sin - misdirected religion
The effects of sin - self-indulgence
The effects of sin - sins
Death
In sum
The law
Sin, death, and the law
Torah, nomos, and ho nomos
The measure of God's requirement and judgment
Israel under the law
A relationship whose time is past
A law for life? - or death?
Is the law sin?
Conclusions
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Gospel
Euangelion
"In accordance with the scriptures"
Kerygmatic and confessional formulae
The apocalypse of Jesus Christ
The eschatological now
Jesus the man
How much did Paul know or care about the life of Jesus?
Some a priori considerations
Echoes of Jesus tradition in Paul
Jesus
Messiah
Adam
The incarnate Son?
Conclusion
Christ crucified
As one died
A sacrifice for sins
Paul's theology of atoning sacrifice
The beloved Son
The curse of the law
Redemption
Reconciliation
Conquest of the powers
Conclusions
The risen Lord
The resurrection of the crucified
The last Adam
Son of God in power
The Lord
Jesus as God?
The life-giving Spirit
Conclusions
The pre-existent one
Divine Wisdom
Jesus as Wisdom
Other possible Wisdom passages
Philippians 2.6-11
Other possible pre-existent Adam passages
Conclusions
Until he comes
The coming (parousia) of Christ
The parousia hope in the Thessalonian letters
Christ's role in the end events in the later letters
The delay of the parousia
Conclusions
The Beginning of Salvation
The crucial transition
A new epoch
Grace as event
The new beginning
Metaphors of salvation
Justification by faith
A new perspective on Paul
The righteousness of God
The impact of Paul's conversion
Works of the law in Judaism
Not of works
Self-achieved righteousness?
By faith alone
Faith in Christ
The blessings of justification
Participation in Christ
Christ mysticism
"In Christ," "in the Lord"
"With Christ"
Complementary formulations
The corporate Christ
The consequences of participation in Christ
The gift of the Spirit
The third aspect
The eschatological Spirit
Receiving the Spirit
The experience of the Spirit
The blessings of the Spirit
Conclusion
Baptism
The traditional view
Exegetical issues
An ordo salutis?
Infant baptism
The Process of Salvation
The eschatological tension
Between the times
Already-not yet
The divided "I"
Flesh and Spirit
Sharing Christ's sufferings
The process completed
Conclusions and corollaries
Israel
Has God's word failed (9.1-5)?
Who is Israel (9.6)?
The character of Israel's election (9.7-29)
Israel's misunderstanding of its call (9.30-10.21)
Israel not abandoned (11.1-24)
All Israel shall be saved (11.25-36)
The final goal (15.7-13)
Conclusions
The Church
The body of Christ
Redefining corporate identity
The church of God
Community without cult
The body of Christ
Charismatic community
The shared experience of the church
An unrealistic vision?
Ministry and authority
Charism and office
Paul's apostolic authority
The other regular ministries
The ministry and authority of women
The authority of the congregation
Discerning the spirits
Conclusion
The Lord's Supper
The problem in assessing Paul's theology of the Lord's Supper
Influence from other religions?
The origin of the sacrament
The situation in Corinth
Paul's theology of the Lord's Supper: spiritual food
Paul's theology of the Lord's Supper: sharing in the one body
Paul's theology of the Lord's Supper: christology
How Should Believers Live?
Motivating principles
Indicative and imperative
Once more, the law
Faith and "the law of faith"
Spirit and "the law of the Spirit"
Christ and "the law of Christ"
Liberty and love
Traditional wisdom
Conclusions
Ethics in practice
The social context
Living within a hostile world - Rom. 12.9-13.14
Living with fundamental disagreements - Rom. 14.1-15.6
Living between two worlds: sexual conduct (1 Corinthians 5-6)
Living between two worlds: marriage and divorce (1 Corinthians 7)
Living between two worlds: slavery (1 Cor. 7.20-23)
Living between two worlds: social relations (1 Corinthians 8-10)
The collection
Conclusion
Epilogue
Postlegomena to a theology of Paul
Paul's theology as dialogue
The stable foundation of Paul's theology
The fulcrum point of Paul's theology
Centre and development
Other innovative and lasting features
Index of Subjects
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings