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The Glory of the Human Person: the Resurrected Body in the Letter to the Romans

Rowse, Paul V. (2011) The Glory of the Human Person: the Resurrected Body in the Letter to the Romans. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The rise in scholarly and popular interest in theological anthropology has seldon seen a corresponding interest in the eschatological future of the human body. This thesis seeks to redress that imbalance by considering Paul's theology of the resurrected body as it is found in the letter to the Romans, an underdeveloped area of Pauline studies. The eschatlolgical revivification of the mortal bodies of believers will be the completion of the process of their conformity to Christ in his death and resurrection, the One who is the icon of resurrected somatic existence. The resurrection of believers in their bodies will also be the vindication of their cause as the suffering children of God. For now, the indwelling Spirit in individual believers empowers them to live according to the righteousness they have received, giving them hope that God will complete in them what he has already accomplished in Christ's bodily resurrection.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: St Paul, Body, Resurrection, Eschtology, New Testament, letter to the Romans, Holy Spirit
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: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 22:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 22:31
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/882

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