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Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book brings together twelve originally independent articles dealing with various aspects of 2 Corinthians which were published between 1985 and 1993. The articles deal with (a) co‐authorship in ... More


Introduction: The Problem Stated

David A. Weir

in The Origins of the Federal Theology in Sixteenth-Century Reformation Thought

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266907
eISBN:
9780191683107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266907.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

One of the basic theological shifts during the 16th and 17th centuries was the manner in which Reformed Protestant theologians of northern Europe divided biblical time. Whereas John Calvin, in his ... More


A Deal With God

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at how covenants are used in the Bible and the ancient Near East and traces variations in the basic covenant formula. It considers the main turning points in the history of ... More


The New Covenant in the Letters of Paul and the Essene Documents

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The concept of a ‘new covenant’ was fundamentally alien to Paul's theology because inextricably bound to law. His use of it was a grudging concession to pressure from the Judaizers at Corinth. The ... More


A Ministry beyond the Letter (2 Cor 3:1–6)

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The passage contains hints that Paul's opponents were composed of ‘Spirit‐people’ (pneumatikoi) (2 Cor 2:16; 3:5) and newly arrived Judaizers (3:3, 6). In the Postscript I correct what I said in the ... More


Secret Supersessionism?: Intimations of Novelty Concealed at Qumran

Jonathan Klawans

in Heresy, Forgery, Novelty: Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062507
eISBN:
9780190062538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062507.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the clearest evidence of an ancient Jewish embrace of innovation: the scattered references to a “new covenant” preserved in various Dead Sea Scrolls. While the term “new” does ... More


Latter-day Saint Covenant Theology

Terryl L. Givens

in Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Protestant covenant theology is predicated on opposition of Old Testament and New Testament, literal Israel and spiritual Israel, covenant of works and covenant of grace, Moses and the gospel. The ... More


Jewish Martyrology and the Death of Jesus: 2 Maccabees and the Lives of the Prophets

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Reflection on the deaths of the Maccabean martyrs such as one finds in 2 Maccabees 6–7 and 4 Maccabees, together with the development of traditions concerning the violent deaths of the major ... More


Other Images of the Temple in the New Testament

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines a range of temple images in the New Testament that do not portray the church as the temple or body but that instead emphasize that God shares himself with his people in the ... More


The Temple and the Body of the Messiah

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter focuses on the paired images of the church as temple and body of Christ. That these images can be traced back to the earlier stages of Christian theology will be highlighted throughout ... More


What Is the Church, and Why Is One Necessary?

Terryl L. Givens

in Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Mormon theology begins with idea of a covenant instituted in a premortal council, whereby heavenly parents invite humans into eternal relationship with them. The church is instituted to provide both ... More


Pistis in Galatians, Romans, Philippians, and Philemon

Teresa Morgan

in Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198724148
eISBN:
9780191791956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724148.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter discusses Paul’s treatment of pistis in Galatians, Romans, Philippians, and Philemon, and particularly how Paul uses pistis to locate Christ at the centre of the divine–human ... More


Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis

Terryl L. Givens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794935
eISBN:
9780190657864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794935.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This is a study of the general scheme of organization, offices, authority, and practices that God designed to bring to fruition his ultimate intentions for the human family, which scheme arises out ... More


Theodramatic Stratagems—The Son’s Mission

Matthew W. Bates

in The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter features Old Testament dialogues between divine persons about the incarnation, preparation, and earthly mission of the Son. The Father explains the divine plan to the Son, including his ... More


Heresy, Forgery, Novelty: Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism

Jonathan Klawans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062507
eISBN:
9780190062538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Historians of heresy typically understand the phenomenon as a Christian invention, a notion that emerges in late antiquity as Christianity distinguishes itself from Judaism. Operating with simpler, ... More


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