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Commandment and Law: The Adamic Analogy in Romans 7:7-25

Wright , Martin (2010) Commandment and Law: The Adamic Analogy in Romans 7:7-25. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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This dissertation attempts a reading of Romans 7:7-25 with reference to its intertextual echoes of Genesis 2-3. The exegesis is undertaken in the context of a reflection on Romans’ pragmatic purpose, in the hope that the function of this passage (both literary and historical) might be illuminated by attention to Paul’s interpretation of Genesis. It is argued that the echoes of Eden in ch. 7 complement those of Sinai, are consistent with the Adamic typology of Romans 5 and the role of “the law” throughout the letter, and contribute to Paul’s redemptive reading of scripture in which Christ as the new Adam regains what has been lost.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Romans, Genesis, Paul, Adam, Eden, Echoes, Intertextuality, Typology, Law
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: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010 03:40
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/535

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