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“Life because of Righteousness” The Spirit, the Church, and the Missio Dei in Romans

Starling, David I. (2016) “Life because of Righteousness” The Spirit, the Church, and the Missio Dei in Romans. Mission Studies, 33 (3). pp. 376-390. ISSN 0168-9789

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Abstract

This paper commences with an outline of the vision of the missio Dei that Paul offers to his readers in Rome, taking as a starting point the letter’s thesis statement in 1:16–17. The remainder of the paper traces the key pneumatological themes of the letter and orients them in relation to this overarching vision. The picture that emerges is one that highlights the close connectedness between the Spirit’s life-giving work and the saving righteousness manifested in Christ, proclaimed in the gospel, and at work within the church. Life without righteousness and righteousness without life are both, for Paul, equally unthinkable.本文以保罗给他在罗马的读者提出的 missio Dei 异象的大纲为开始,用一章十六至十七节的论证作为起点,并在余下部分追溯此书信的关于圣灵论的课题,将其放在此书总括的异象之下。这样逐步出现的图画,即是赐生命的圣灵的工作与在耶稣基督里彰显的救赎的义之间紧密的联结,这救赎的义就是在福音里宣讲并在教会里运行工作的。对于保罗来说,没有义的生命和没有生命的义是同样不可思议的。Este artículo comienza con un resumen de la visión de Missio Dei que Pablo ofrece a sus lectores en Roma, tomando como punto de partida la declaración de la tesis de Romanos 1: 16–17. El resto del artículo traza los temas pneumatológicos clave de la carta y los orienta en relación a esta visión global.La imagen que surge es una que pone de relieve la estrecha conexión entre el trabajo vivificante del Espíritu y la justicia salvífica manifestada en Cristo, proclamada en el Evangelio, y activa en la iglesia. Una vida sin rectitud y una justicia sin vida son, para Pablo, igualmente inconcenbibles.This article is in English.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Life, Righteousness, Spirit, Church, Missio Dei, Romans
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 13:22
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 13:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2338

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