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'Ambassadors for Christ' (2 Corinthians 5.20: Ministry in the New Creation

Winter, Sean F. (2011) 'Ambassadors for Christ' (2 Corinthians 5.20: Ministry in the New Creation. In: Questions of Identity: Studies in Honour of Brian Haymes. Centre for Baptist History and Heritage Studies (6). Regent's Park College, Oxford, pp. 34-49. ISBN 9781907600012

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Abstract

This essay argues that Paul's description of 'Ambassadors for Christ' in 2 Corinthians 5.20 should be read inclusively as a term connoting the vocation of the whole Christian community. The article considers the wider Old Testament (especially Isaianic) background to Paul's language in this section of the letter, and considers the implications of this reading for an understanding of the nature and purpose of Christian ministry.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: 2 Corinthians 5; Ministry; Intertextuality; Pauline Theology
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
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Rev Prof Sean Winter
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 23:42
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 00:43
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1046

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