Christosis: Pauline Soteriology in Light of Deification in by Ben C. Blackwell

By Ben C. Blackwell

With expanding interplay among jap and Western theologians, numerous fresh biblical interpreters have characterized Paul's soteriology as theosis, or deification. in accordance with those affirmations, Ben C. Blackwell explores the anthropological measurement of Paul's soteriology to figure out how important this characterisation is. employing the Wirkungsgeschichte of the Pauline letters, he first examines Greek patristic interpreters of Paul - Irenaeus and Cyril of Alexandria - to explain what deification includes and to figure out which Pauline texts they used to aid their soteriological structures. The monograph then specializes in Paul's soteriology expressed in Romans eight and a pair of Corinthians 3-5 (with excursus on different passages) and explores how believers embrace Christ's loss of life and existence, his anguish and glory, throughout the Spirit. Blackwell concludes with a comparability of deification as offered through those Greek patristic interpreters and Paul's soteriology, noting the sizeable overlap in addition to key differences.

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