Each author emphasizes different aspects of the new existence and the means to righteous living. I seek to detect these distinguishing aspects and locate
antecedents for them in EJL thereby explaining why these NT authors address
Author: Robert L. Cavin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
As the first comparative study of Colossians and 1 Peter, the book fills a lacuna by exploring each author’s understanding of the new existence and the means to righteous living. If the epistles end up offering almost identical paraenesis, why do they have such distinctive theological patterns of thought? The conventional starting point in Colossian and 1 Peter studies centers on the recipients’ needs. Much has been learned from these investigations and is kept in view. However, the extent to which each epistle’s theology reflects an underlying pattern of ideas within each author’s worldview is less well understood. Setting the author’s views in the context of the literature of early Judaism throws fresh light on his thought-world and understanding of the new existence and moral enablement. Evidence exists which indicates that streams of traditions in Early Judaism Literature, factors other than the recipients’ needs, contribute to the theology within each epistle and may account for distinctive aspects identified between Colossians and 1 Peter. Exploration of 4QInstruction and the Hodayot, texts discovered at Qumran, provides precedents, precursors, and parallels for the distinctive emphases investigated. Thus, they shed new light on each epistle.
The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today John K. Goodrich, Mark L
. Strauss. humanity battles two adversaries, evil desires ... 13 Goppelt, A
Commentary on I Peter, 157. 14 Cavin, New Existence and Righteous Living, 59–
Author: John K. Goodrich
Publisher: Kregel Academic
A Comprehensive Guide to Discipleship in the New Testament and Today's World Although the concept of discipleship is an integral part of New Testament teaching, it has largely faded from discussion in both the academy and the local church. To revive and reclaim this teaching for believers in the twenty-first century, editors John Goodrich and Mark Strauss have assembled an expert team of scholars to uncover what every New Testament book teaches about discipleship, providing a comprehensive, biblical picture. In addition, other contributors explore discipleship in the context of the local church, spiritual formation, and the life of the mind. Together, these essays point the way forward for becoming more like Jesus Christ, and helping others do the same, in our personal and corporate lives. "An impressive roster of scholars who have addressed a vital but often neglected topic in both the church and in the academy. . . . Rich with insight, Following Jesus Christ represents a major advance in this essential area of study." --Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University "We are treated here to a survey of what discipleship means in the New Testament from experts in the field, and we also see some of the wider dimensions of discipleship in this important work. All those wanting to understand discipleship will find this to be a valuable resource." --Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Cavin, R.L. New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1 Peter in
Conversation with 4QInstruction and the Hodayot. BZNW 197. Berlin: de Gruyter,
2013. Chambers, A. Exemplary Life: A Theology of Church Life in Acts. Nashville,
Author: Hans Bayer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Drawing on relevant New Testament and extra-biblical texts, Peter arises as the preeminent guarantor of the early Christian witness, especially as he displays the striking confluence of Christology, identity, and character formation.
... by John Pryke, “'Spirit' and 'Flesh' in the Qumran Documents and Some
NewTestament Texts,”RevQ 5 (1965): 345–360. ... New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1Peter in Conversation with 4QInstruction and the
Author: Benjamin Wold
In 4QInstruction: Divisions and Hierarchies, Benjamin Wold challenges the interpretation of 4QInstruction as a deterministic and dualistic document by offering new reconstructions and translations of key fragments.
Baptism “ into Christ " marks the beginning of this new existence ( 6 : 3 - 4 ) . ...
But the extent to which the Roman community shared his grounding of righteous living in the motif of conformity to the pattern of Christ ( 6 : 1 - 11 ; cf . 8 : 17 ) ,
Author: Brendan Byrne
Publisher: Liturgical Press
This commentary adopts a literary-rhetorical approach, viewing the letter as an instrument of persuasion designed to transform readers through a celebratory presentation of the Gospel. Reflecting upon the fate of Jews and Gentiles, Paul wins his audience to a vision of a God who always acts inclusively. The God who, in the person of Israel's Messiah (Jesus), has acted faithfully to include the Gentile peoples within the community of salvation, will not fail to see to the eventual inclusion of Israel as well. In the victory of grace displayed already in the risen humanity of Jesus, the original design of the Creator for human communities and for the world begins to come true. The interpretation of Paul's letter to Rome has accompanied and stimulated the path of Christian theology down to today. Romanstouches upon virtually all main issues of Christian theology, as well as presenting a rewarding introduction to Paul. Byrne facilitates full access to Paul and his Gospel through the letter, allowing Christians today to hear his voice as intelligibly and powerfully as it has spoken to past generations.
Author: Jeffrey A. TrumbowerPublish On: 2001-09-27
In Daniel, the form of new existence for the righteous will be astral, "Those who
are wise shall shine like the brightness of the ... He must have a plan to set things
right by restoring life to the righteous and posthumously punishing the wicked.
Author: Jeffrey A. Trumbower
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Christianity is a religion of salvation in which believers have always anticipated post-mortem bliss for the faithful and non-salvation for others. Here, Trumbower examines how and why death came to be perceived as such a firm boundary of salvation. Analyzing exceptions to this principle from ancient Christianity, he finds that the principle itself was slow to develop and not universally accepted in the Christian movement's first four hundred years. In fact, only in the West was this principle definitively articulated, due in large part to the work and influence of Augustine.
Spreading the Light of God's Word into Your Life Thomas Nelson Earl D.
Radmacher, Ronald B. Allen, H. W. House ... Because God is righteous, the
divine sonship of Christians is revealed through righteous living, which includes
love of fellow believers and orthodox ... should cause us to be humble and
cautious about detailed pronouncements of future events and the nature of our
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.
That is the double movement of mortificatio of the flesh and vivificatio of the Spirit.
30 The newness of life is the effect of sanctification in a ... points out the
eschatological significance of the spirituality of the new life: in the new ordered existence and upright living manifested ... righteousness of Christ through faith,
and clothed in it, appears in God's sight not as a sinner but as a righteous man” (
Author: Paul S. Chung
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Christian Spirituality and Ethical Life offers a helpful study of the place of the Spirit in John Calvin's theology. It also discovers a notion of the spiritual life in connection with ethical life. It thus overcomes the prevailing popular pictures about the theology of John Calvin in several significant ways, providing a refreshing alternative to the anemic spirituality so prevalent today. It can be stated confidently that Calvin was a theologian of the Holy Spirit in solidarity with the poor, standing in openness to others.
Author: Dr. Jim Bostic Th. DS.Publish On: 2013-01-03
... and one-night stands. And an alarming new trend among some inner city girls
is performing oral sex on as many as ten partners, one right after the other ... God
created each of us so that He might get glory from our existence. Our lives should
be a reflection of righteous living and holiness. Ifwe are using our bodies as ...
Author: Dr. Jim Bostic Th. DS.
Life for many people does not offer much to be celebrated. Finances are tight, relationships have gone badly, health concerns have risen, children are becoming unmanageable, and it has caused many people to feel defeated. The Daily Words of Encouragement will lift the broken hearted, give hope to the hopeless, and bring healing for your soul.
In simply terms, it means one has become fully awaken from the false existence
and returns to the light source in which one is fully ... By righteous living, one lives
a more compassionate, non-attachment, non-selfish egotistic way of being.
and concludes that there is “no convincing case at hand for the existence and
use of a fixed creed or hymn in vv. 18–22” (as also Achtemeier 1996: ...
Instructions to Christian wives and husbands (3:1–7) B. The inner qualities of righteous living ...
Author: Karen H. Jobes
Publisher: Baker Academic
In this newest addition to the acclaimed BECNT series, respected New Testament scholar Karen H. Jobes provides a fresh commentary on 1 Peter. 1 Peter admirably achieves the dual aims of the BECNT series--it is academically sophisticated as well as pastorally sensitive and accessible. This volume features Jobes's own translation of the Greek text and detailed interaction with the meaning of the text, emphasizing the need to read 1 Peter in light of its cultural background. Jobes's commentary will help pastors, students, and teachers better understand the Christian's role as a "foreigner" in contemporary society.
Living in union with Ahura Mazda , all human beings in their new existence will
praise and extol Ahura Mazda ' s glory . To conclude , Zoroastrianism is the
religion of action , justice , and hope . Active life means righteous life ; justice is ...
Author: Farhang Mehr
Publisher: Mazda Pub
"This book is concerned with the doctrinal beliefs of the practising Zoroastrians examined within the frames of the Gothic principals. Variances in the current practice are considered. The doctrinal changes are explained in the light of socio-political forces operating in each distinct historical era. In this exercise no scholarly speculation is taken on face value."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
At first all problems yielded easily to solution, and she lived in the sunshine of joy
and happiness. ... A happy home became discordant and was finally dissolved;
she then found herself facing the necessity of earning a living and establishing
an entirely new existence. ... and inspiration of previous years and often
wondered why such trials had befallen her when she had always tried to live a righteous life.
If , on one hand , the Law is regarded as Gospel , God ' s demand for righteous living gives way to a thoughtless ... But the whole process is no longer a
compulsion but a happy continuation of a new existence which has already
begun at ...
... times in various nations by It seems now evident that the mind which has righteous living in the land of their forefathers ... and be the most essentially
benefited by this new exist , try ; but , as it appears to me , overwhelmed it with
The Drama Of Decision will prove invaluable and challenging to anyone who has ever asked the question: What is the significance of baptism? Convinced that "students of the Bible have overlooked the possibility that there is a common theme running through the baptismal texts of the New Testament," Dr. Brooks carefully examines the relevant passages in order to articulate a clear, succint understanding of the ritual of baptism that accurately reflects the multifaceted aspects of the biblical material - suggesting that there is a common meaning for baptism throughout the New Testament.
Theology teaches these, that they may escape the duty of living a righteous life,
by believing in the doctrine of a crucified ... of Existence? 4. (a) What sets
constructive and destructive processes into action in the human body? (b) How
may the ...
Author: Hilton Hotema
Publisher: Health Research Books
1963 Highly Illustrated. Prof. Hotema studied the teachings of the Ancients from hidden and revealed sources for over seventy years. He was a student of many movements and teachings, Rosicrucian, Theosophy, Hindu, Hebrew, Egyptian & Grecian Mysteries, M.
before the nation of Israel had come into existence. These three men were
famous for living righteous lives in contrast to the prevailing wickedness of the
societies of their day (e.g., Gen. 6:5–12; 7:1; Job 1:1, 22). In ancient Israel, as
Author: Douglas Stuart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
serenity in which God dwells, and each of you can go to this place at your “alone
time” of life. This is your “peaceful corner” that ... you to the path of an Angelic life.
You will feel the new you emerging through a process of conscious righteous
behavior. The spirit of God that dwells within will illuminate your whole existence.
Author: Constance Tallaha Ekon
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you experienced happenings in life but had no explanation? Or had a person come to your rescue and never saw them again? Angels Cometh by Constance Tallaha Ekon has the answers you have wondered about. Officially installed as Chief in a village in Ghana, Africa, Constance is known as Queen Mother Boatenma. Not only is this book packed with a startling revelation into the belief about Angels. Angels Cometh examines the existence of Angels historically through other cultures and religions. Illuminate yourself through the wisdom of Queen Mother Boatenma.