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Paul the Apostle and the Passion of Jesus

Monaghan, Christopher J. (2015) Paul the Apostle and the Passion of Jesus. In: Pasion de Jesucristo. San Pablo, Madrid, pp. 745-756. ISBN 978-84-285-4687-4


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This article explores the richness and diversity of Paul’s understanding of the death of Jesus. An examination of the interpretative tools available to Paul from his own Jewish tradition and from the Greco-Roman environment leads to the conclusion that they were radically recast so that scandal of the cross could be articulated in a meaningful manner. The article examines the problems and challenges associated with Paul’s understanding of Jesus’ death as a sacrifice for sins seeking to disentangle Paul from later theories of the atonement and interpreting this language within its own context. The eschatological dimensions of Paul’s thought are then examined providing the matrix in which Paul and his communities could understand their own suffering as a participation in the sufferings of Christ.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Death of Jesus, Letters of Paul,
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 - Biblical Studies, general
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Rev Christopher Monaghan
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 01:57
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1765

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