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Suffering in Romans

Wu, Siu Fung (2013) Suffering in Romans. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Suffering is a significant theme in Romans 5:1–11 and 8:17, 18–39. Although it is not the main message of the letter, its importance for the argument in 5:1–8:39 cannot be ignored. The thesis explores the theology of suffering in this section of Romans. It proposes that Romans 5–8 describes how God has created a new humanity out of Adamic humanity. The vocation of this new humanity is to participate in Christ’s suffering, with the purpose that they may be glorified with him. Indeed, their identification with Christ’s suffering is an integral part of God’s project of transforming humanity and renewing creation. It is in their faithful suffering that Christ-followers participate in God’s triumph over evil.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Romans, suffering, Paul, Pauline studies
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
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Siu Fung Wu
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 04:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2014 02:17
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1249

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