Somatic Comprehension of Unity

Somatic Comprehension of Unity
Author: Kōshi Usami
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9788876531019
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somatic Comprehension of Unity Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to describe the particular character of the unity of the Ephesian Church. The next step of the study is the determination of the literary genre. This is pursued on the basis of an analysis of texts, especially of Eph 1,3-14 and its function within the letter, and also a study of the language, style and purpose of the author. The book proposes a new description of the unity of the Church in terms of a somatic comprehension. The literary genre is described in terms of a Christ-agogy, namely, a Christian Mystagogy. This indicates the special place of Ephesians among the Pauline letters.

The Church of Christ

The Church of Christ
Author: Everett Ferguson
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780802841896
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Church of Christ Book Excerpt:

In The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today, respected biblical scholar Everett Ferguson presents a genuine biblical theology of the church. By systematically examining the New Testament's teaching on the existence, meaning, and purpose of the church, providing responsible coverage of the traditional topics in ecclesiology, and carefully grounding ecclesiology in the person and work of Christ, Ferguson unveils a comprehensive model of the church that is both biblically centered and relevant to a world on the verge of the twenty-first century.

Ephesians

Ephesians
Author: John Paul Heil
Publsiher: Society of Biblical Lit
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1589832671
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ephesians Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes Paul's Letter to the Ephesians and demonstrates that the Letter's implied audience heard its individual units as a rich and complex pattern of chiastic structures. It shows that, not only is the entire Letter arranged in fifteen units that function as a comprehensive chiastic structure, but that each of these fifteen units in turn exhibits its own chiastic structure. By attending carefully to the structure and rhetoric of Ephesians, this work demonstrates how the implied audience is persuaded and empowered by the progression of the Letter to “walk in love” and so contribute to the cosmic unity of all things in Christ.

As It Was in the Beginning

As It Was in the Beginning
Author: Mark D Owens
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 0227905598
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As It Was in the Beginning Book Excerpt:

The meaning of Paul's comments about the new creation in 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 6:15 has long been obscured. Debate has raged for years, with some arguing that the phrase new creation solely refers to the inward transformation believers have experienced through faith in Jesus Christ, and others that this phrase should be understood cosmologically and linked with Isaiah's new heavens and new earth. Still more advocate an ecclesiological interpretation of this phrase that centres Paul in the new community formed around Jesus Christ. In As It Was in the Beginning, Mark Owens argues that the concept of new creation should be understood within the realm of Paul's anthropology, cosmology, and ecclesiology. Paul's understanding ofnew creation belongs within an Urzeit-Endzeit typological framework, especially within 2 Corinthians 5-6 and Ephesians 1-2. Owens's reading of new creation gives due weight to the use of Isaianic traditions in Paul's letters, and to demonstrate that the vision of new creation in 2 Corinthians and Galatians is in striking harmony with that of Ephesians.

Ephesians

Ephesians
Author: Ernest Best
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 722
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780567085658
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ephesians Book Excerpt:

A major introduction, translation and verse-by-verse commentary.Professor Best provides an overall view of Ephesians which demonstrates the power and consistency of its author's work. Among the many important elements in this commentary, Ernest Best explores, for example, the relationship between the primarily theological aspects of Ephesians which concentrate on the nature of the church, and the primarily ethical aspects which concentrate on the behaviour of members of Christian communities towards one another.An indispensable reference for scholars, students and clergy.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation
Author: Tobias Faix,Johannes Reimer,G. J. van Wyngaard
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10
ISBN: 3643913036
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconciliation Book Excerpt:

Hardly any other topic is as important for the coexistence of mankind as the question of justice and reconciliation. In this volume, we want to examine this important question from different interdisciplinary and international perspectives in order to develop an overall understanding that will contribute to reconciliation in various cultural and religious fields of conflict in the world. Particular attention will be paid to the theological perspective on reconciliation, in which justice and restoration of relationships play a central role.

The Theology of the Later Pauline Letters

The Theology of the Later Pauline Letters
Author: Andrew T. Lincoln,A. J. M. Wedderburn
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1993-06-03
ISBN: 9780521367219
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theology of the Later Pauline Letters Book Excerpt:

An accessible introduction to the chief themes and contem porary relevance of the Letters to Ephesus and Colossae.

The Politics of Peace

The Politics of Peace
Author: Te-Li Lau
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009-12-07
ISBN: 9004180540
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Peace Book Excerpt:

This study examines the topos of peace in Ephesians by comparison with Colossians, Dio Chrysostom’s Orations, and the Confucian Four Books; and shows that Ephesians can be read as a politico-religious letter “concerning peace” within the church.

Temple Purity in 1 2 Corinthians

Temple Purity in 1 2 Corinthians
Author: Yulin Liu
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9783161523809
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple Purity in 1 2 Corinthians Book Excerpt:

Paul's view of the church as the temple and his concern about its purity in 1-2 Corinthians has traditionally been interpreted from the perspective of a Jewish background. However, Yulin Liu reveals that the pagans were very aware of temple purity when visiting some temples in the Greco-Roman world, and the purification concerns of three pagan temples in Corinth are documented in his work. The author affirms that the Gentile believers among the Corinthian community were able to grasp Paul's message because of it. Also, Liu investigates Paul's use of temple purity to address the necessity of unity, holiness and faithfulness of the Corinthian Christians in an eschatological sense. The separation of God's people from profane matters actually points to a new exodus and a progressive consummation of the construction of the eschatological temple-community.

This Present Triumph

This Present Triumph
Author: Richard M. Cozart
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1620322404
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Present Triumph Book Excerpt:

"The author of Ephesians shows an interest in the Isaianic new exodus (INE) in facilitating his focus on the present triumph of the people of God. The recipients required both insight and confidence, especially in regard to the certainty of their salvation, its mysterious nature, Jewish-Gentile relations, and their former manner of life. In the face of these challenges the author maintains that victory is secured through God's choice of them and the working of his redemptive program--which inevitably leads to triumphal blessings. As with the exodus-era Hebrews, the readers participate in paschal redemption, now embodied in Christ, along with his resurrection and ascension as the triumphant new exodus warrior over principalities and powers. In addition, and as predicted by OT writers, Gentile proselytes share the blessings of the new exodus, but now on equal footing and access as Jewish Christians--creating a new eschatological temple. Triumphant Christ distributes gifts, facilitates Spirit-endowed living, and enables Christian warfare that mirrors Yahweh and his servant. The recipients of the epistle appear to be called to view INE triumph as above, below, now and not yet, while not discarding current applications on earth. "

Ephesians

Ephesians
Author: Ernest Best
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 9781850757160
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ephesians Book Excerpt:

This brief study is intended primarily for theological students, and perhaps also for ministers who wish to update their scholarship. It seeks to show the issues facing those who seek to study Ephesians or interpret it. The first part examines in detail the normal questions of authorship and destination. The second offers a brief survey of the content of the letter drawing out its main points. The third part concentrates attention on its theology, treating in detail its teaching about the church and behaviour. In this it is claimed that these two areas of life together in the Christian community and conduct within it reflect on one another and influence each other; in that sense the letter is a unity of thought. While an attempt is made to solve the problems which present themselves, for example whether, the author was not Paul but a disciple, there is no suggestion that the writer's own solutions are the only possible ones.

The Body in Question

The Body in Question
Author: Dawes
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-08-22
ISBN: 9004497781
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body in Question Book Excerpt:

This study of Ephesians 5:21-33 contains a helpful discussion of metaphorical language and a careful analysis of the argumentation of a much-disputed biblical passage. Both sides in the interpretative debate will have to rethink their current interpretations in the light of this book.

The Body in Question

The Body in Question
Author: Gregory W. Dawes
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9789004109599
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body in Question Book Excerpt:

This study of Ephesians 5:21-33 contains a helpful discussion of metaphorical language and a careful analysis of the argumentation of a much-disputed biblical passage. Both sides in the interpretative debate will have to rethink their current interpretations in the light of this book.

Jesus of Nazareth Lord and Christ Essays on the Historical Jesus And New Testament Christology

Jesus of Nazareth Lord and Christ  Essays on the Historical Jesus And New Testament Christology
Author: Joel B. Green,Max Turner
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1994-03
ISBN: 9780802826664
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus of Nazareth Lord and Christ Essays on the Historical Jesus And New Testament Christology Book Excerpt:

The problem of the historical Jesus remains one of the most important themes in New Testament scholarship. Closely related to this problem is the question, How far can the impact made by the earthly Jesus and his own self-understanding sustain the weight of the Christological construction put upon them by the early church? The thirty outstanding essays in this volume offer a fresh assessment of a wide range of New Testament data and methods pertinent to our understanding of Jesus and his significance both in his time and ours.

Power and Magic

Power and Magic
Author: Clinton Arnold
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-12-17
ISBN: 1579108350
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power and Magic Book Excerpt:

ÒPower and Magic is one of those few books which literally cannot be ignored by any serious bible student. In fact, it makes the classical commentaries on Ephesians that I am familiar with virtually obsolete. Clinton Arnold has done us all a great favor by throwing vital new light on our understanding of what really motivated the Apostle Paul to write one of his most important epistles.Ó Peter Wagner, Fuller Theological Seminary ÒThis scholarly book is a valuable contribution to understanding the spiritual world we live in. Clinton Arnold helps us to understand Paul's message to the early church and consequently to the church at the end of twentieth century.Ó Neil Anderson, Freedom in Christ Ministries ÒPower and Magic is one of the most helpful biblical teachings available on the subject. I know it will be helpful to any reader.Ó John Wimber, Association of Vineyard Churches ÒI consider Power and Magic to be one of the most valuable books in my library. Arnold's research into the world view held by the inhabitants of the Greco-Roman world focusing on spiritual power is outstanding. I continually recommend this book to pastors, missionaries, seminary professors, students, and thoughtful Christians in all my seminars worldwide on spiritual warfare.Ó Ed Murphy ÒI have found this book extremely enlightening and consistently biblical. Reading it is a definite must for those who wish to understand the biblical world view.Ó Ed Silvoso, President, Harvest Evangelism

Ephesians Power and Magic

Ephesians  Power and Magic
Author: Clinton E. Arnold
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1989-02-23
ISBN: 9780521362368
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ephesians Power and Magic Book Excerpt:

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Author: Kilian McDonnell,George Montague
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN: 0814683703
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit Book Excerpt:

Up to now the teaching on baptism in the Holy Spirit has been based on a few scriptural texts, whose interpretation was disputed. This doubt cast its shadow on those who promote baptism in the Holy Spirit. Now new evidence has been found in early post-biblical authors (Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, Philoxenus, and the Syrians) which demonstrates that what is called baptism in the Holy Spirit was integral to Christian initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist). Because it was part of initiation into the Church, it was not a matter of private piety, but of public worship. Therefore it was and remains normative. This is an intriguing ground-breaking study of value to RCIA teams, pastors, theology teachers and students, and Church offices.

Heribert M hlen

Heribert M  hlen
Author: Wolfgang Vondey
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780761828174
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heribert M hlen Book Excerpt:

This insightful study offers the first comprehensive overview of the theology and praxis of Roman Catholic theologian Heribert Mühlen. This theologically accurate and historically sensitive book shows that Mühlen has gone beyond his popular early academic exercise by documenting and proposing a liturgical praxis that aims at providing a concrete framework for the acceptance and renewal of the human covenantal relationship with God. In every respect, Mühlen's theology and praxis marks the beginning of a new profile of the Church. A letter and epilogue by Heribert Mühlen are included.

Worship Theology and Ministry in the Early Church

Worship  Theology and Ministry in the Early Church
Author: Michael J. Wilkins
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 1850754179
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worship Theology and Ministry in the Early Church Book Excerpt:

This volume of essays is dedicated to Professor Ralph Martin of the University of Sheffield, formerly Director of the Graduate Studies Program at Fuller Theological Seminary, widely known for his incisive and disciplined scholarship on the New Testament. The editors called on associates from his various teaching posts, former students, and colleagues in the field for these original essays, the range of which reflects Professor Martin's own broad interests in New Testament studies, worship and ministry. Contributors to the volume are: Ernest Best, Colin Brown, James Dunn, E. Earle Ellis, Donald Guthrie, Donald Hagner, Gerald Hawthorne, Colin Kruse, Andrew Lincoln, I. Howard Marshall, Leon Morris, Peter T. O'Brien, Terence Paige, Eduard Schweizer, Graham Stanton, Marianne Meye Thompson and Michael J. Wilkins, with a curriculum vitae and reminiscences supplied by Lynn A. Losie and Leslie Allen.

One Flesh Eph 5 22 24 5 31

 One Flesh   Eph  5 22 24  5 31
Author: Sf Miletic,Stephen Francis Miletic
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9788876531156
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Flesh Eph 5 22 24 5 31 Book Excerpt:

The address to wives at Eph. 5.22-24 represents an expansion of Col. 3.18. What guided the expansion? An answer emerges from an investigation of Pauline and Jewish reflection about Adam, Christ and the New Creation. The argument of the study is that Eph. 5.22-24 contains language which elsewhere in the Pauline Corpus associates Christ with Adam or the first two chapters of Genesis. Both the adamic character of the language at Eph. 5.22-24 and the application of Gen.2.24 to Christ and the church (Eph. 5.31-32) support the contention that Pauline New Creation theology guided the construction of Eph. 5.22-24. The first chapter outlines the shortcomings of previous investigations which have underestimated the adamic character of Eph. 5.22-24. Chapter two contains a detailed analysis of the grammatical structure of the text, which leads to the conclusion that the logical and theological core of the text is Eph. 5.23c. The arguments in the next chapter demonstrate that the soteriology of 5.23c is to be interpreted in the light of 2.14-18., which recasts Christ's death on the cross in language found in Gen.1-2, suggesting the adamic character of 5.23c. The fourth chapter explores the adamic nature of the terms head and subordination whitin Pauline text prior to Ephesians. The final chapter contains a fresh exegesis of Eph. 5.22-24 in light of Pualine New Creation theology and some brief hermeneutical reflections.