The authors of Colossians and 1 Peter describe the new existence of the elect ... different aspects of the new existence and the means to righteous living.
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.
This is due partly to an emphasis on the recipient context and to reading each respective author?s theology primarily as a response to the Sitz im Leben of the recipients.
Author: Robert Lloyd Cavin
The present study consists of a comparison of the impact of the Christ-event on the existence of the elect in Colossians and 1 Peter. As such it is a study in the theological anthropology of two significant New Testament texts. The main argument of this thesis is that Colossians and 1 Peter contain distinctive emphases in their understanding of: the???? (?flesh?) of the elect (anthropology), the temporal axis of salvation (eschatology), the extent to which the elect participate in the?heavenly? sphere (cosmology), and the means to live rightly (agency). Because a NT author?s beliefs prior to faith in Christ reflect a particular cognitive environment formed by the author?s historical setting and cultural milieu, setting the author?s views in the context of Early Jewish texts throws fresh light on his thought-world and understanding of the new existence. I argue that many of the features distinguishing Colossians from 1 Peter stem from the possibility that Colossians reflects the thought-world of 4QInstruction and 1 Peter that of the Hodayot. The thesis has the following structure. Chapter 1 explains the reasoning for comparing Colossians and 1 Peter by showing their manifold similarities with one another including their respective Christologies which undergird their remarkably similar paraenetical material. The question is raised why, if the epistles end up offering almost identical paraenesis, they have such distinctive theological patterns of thought. Chapter 2 is an overview of scholarship demonstrating that this question has not been adequately answered. This is due partly to an emphasis on the recipient context and to reading each respective author?s theology primarily as a response to the Sitz im Leben of the recipients. The overview will also demonstrate that both authors draw from the HB and EJL to interpret the impact of the Christ-event, but do so with distinctive language, emphases, and metaphors. Chapter 3 will analyze 1 Peter?s understanding of the new existence locating it within the author?s worldview in which suffering is a significant aspect of being God?s?end of days? people. Chapter 4 will explore the Hodayot and demonstrate the manifold ways in which it provides antecedents to ideas identified in 1 Peter. Chapter 5 will analyze the worldview of the author of Colossians and his understanding of the new existence including his emphasis on the elect as possessing the?mystery? of God. Chapter 6 will explore 4QInstruction and demonstrate the manifold ways in which it provides antecedents to ideas identified in Colossians. Chapter 7 will conclude the thesis drawing the threads together and summarizing the distinctive emphases of Colossians and 1 Peter in their respective understandings of the new existence and the means to live rightly.
12 That 1 Peter depicts an internal battle within the disciple between good and evil, see 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
An Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992. Cavin, Robert L. New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1 Peter in ...
Author: Matt DeLockery
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Every group within Christianity has its own opinions on what Christianity really is. But who's right (if anyone)? With the letter to the Colossians, we have an opportunity to find an answer. Paul compares Christianity to another worldview and argues that Christianity is better. This book uses that comparison in order to understand Paul's Christian worldview. In this book, you will also find answers to some very difficult questions. 1.What is God's ultimate purpose for humanity? 2.Do we just do things because God told us to? 3.Why does Paul tell wives to obey their husbands? 4.Why does Paul tell slaves to obey their masters? 5.Why does God care what we do at all? 6.Why does God command these particular actions? 7.Why would we want to follow God's commands anyway? 8.How does following God's commands actually make us better people? Christianity is the point at which God acted through Christ to fix what was wrong with creation and bring the whole story to a different conclusion. In this book, you will see the big picture of Christianity and how all the dots connect--from start to finish.
Cavin, R.L. New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1 Peter in ... 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.
903 Robert L. Cavin, New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1 Peter in Conversation with 4QInstruction and the Hodayot (Berlin: de Gruyter, ...
Author: Craig L. Blomberg
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pairing depth of scholarship with contemporary application, the authors of From Pentecost to Patmos have produced a unique introductory New Testament textbook. Craig Blomberg and Darlene Seal provide the context and clarity that readers need to better understand Acts through Revelation, showcasing the historical, linguistic, and theological implications found in each book. This second edition includes expanded footnotes and a lengthier, up-to-date introduction to Paul. Newly added review questions, maps, and diagrams enhance the scholarship and make the resource truly user-friendly.
... the Qumran Documents and Some NewTestament Texts,”RevQ 5 (1965): 345–360. ... New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1Peter in Conversation ...
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.
The court of heaven, with God as the righteous judge, has forever pronounced a ... God alone has brought into existence our new life of righteousness, ...
Author: Timothy Rowe
Publisher: Xulon Press
The goodness of God is one of the most revolutionary truths of the Bible, but our generation has lost faith in the goodness of God. The image you carry in your heart of God and what He is like will dramatically affect your life, character, and destiny. Do you believe God can be your hero? Do you believe God has a good heart? Do you believe that God can transform you into the type of Christian that you always wanted to be? When we begin to understand and believe what it means when the Bible boldly declares that "God is good always," our lives will begin a breathtaking transformation, as we rise up to be a mighty witness for our Lord. Anyone who has been touched with the goodness of God cannot come away the same. The goodness of God encompasses everything that God is, and is a perfect representation of all His characteristics. The goodness of God is the foundation of all His works, plans, and purposes. If we are to understand what God is like, we must first know that He is good, and not evil. The devil works tirelessly to keep the truth of the goodness of God lost in the mindset of this world, and marshals all of his forces to cause confusion about the true character of our God. The goodness of God is the pinnacle point of the spiritual battle that rages all around us. Understanding the goodness of God is first and foremost in spiritual warfare, because without this, you can never stand for God faithfully
It became clear that the wicked were often rewarded and the righteous ... The faithful attain some sort of heavenly existence, often identified with the ...
Author: Jaime Clark-Soles
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Clark-Soles began this project in order to answer the question, "What exactly does the New Testament say about death and afterlife?" It turns out that it says both more and less than one might hope or expect. By more, she means that every time the subject of death and what happens after death arises, it is clear that the authors' interests far exceed answering that single question. Their comments emerge from the concerns and experiences of living Christian communities, they relate to a larger theological and pastoral agenda, and their primary focus remains life on earth and the proper living of it. The texts say less than one may hope because no author sets out to answer my question directly. There is no systematic theology in the New Testament regarding death and aftelife. Certainly resurrection appears throughout, though differently emphasized and interpreted. Beyond that, the fascinating aspects of the question are in the details of the texts. Therefore, the appropriate question, as it turns out, is not: What does the New Testament say about death and afterlife, but what do various New Testament texts say about it? Others have sought to unify the New Testament witness, glossing over the individual pictures presented by the New Testament authors. Clark-Soles revels in the snapshots of the individuals and am less interested in the family photo. Clark-Soles inquires into the specific language that each author uses regarding death and afterlife. She explores anthropology, cosmology, eschatology, and, where relevant, theology and Christology. Finally, Clark-Soles suggests ways that the stated views function in each situation.
After about a thousand years, the resurrected bodies of the righteous will be translated into a new existence, the world to come, and there they will live ...
Author: Herbert Davidson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Moses Maimonides (1137/38-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial biography, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. After considering Maimonides' upbringing and education, Davidson expounds all of his many writings in exhaustive detail, with separate chapters on rabbinic, philosophical, and medical texts. Moses Maimonides has been recognized as the standard work on a towering figure of Western intellectual history.
way, FLOVE actor, but R LOVE actor know that the way of righteous living, ... help F LOVE to realized of existence of righteous soul living destination ...
Author: Seongju Choi
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Love Engineering is after book micro concept, my second book, so that micro concept knowledge is adopt, living in the macro concept world “wicked soul, righteous soul, mind and body” so then, righteous soul doing real love which mission tools from righteous soul living in destination place creator, righteous soul doing real love meet a lover in the macro concept world, so that righteous soul living doing real love of wicked soul of lover, creating righteous soul and safe returning to the righteous soul living in destination place.
So , from one point of view , faith is in place of righteousness , and from another ... are understood to be in Christ , so that they have a new existence .
Author: J. A. Ziesler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A study of a group of terms which have a central importance in the New Testament.
Educating into the New Creation Emily A. Peck-McClain ... members of their bodies to god so that god can use them as weapons of righteousness. either way, ...
Author: Emily A. Peck-McClain
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Adolescent girls are filled with passion, excitement, joy, critique, wit, and energy, even as they face and overcome a wide variety of difficult challenges. Some challenges are spirit- and even life-threatening. The stories of more than twenty adolescent girls are put into dialogue with the Apostle Paul, especially in Rom 6–8. Through that perhaps unlikely pairing, those who love and work with adolescent girls will find a depth of understanding and a call to action. Christian educators, pastors, youth workers, parents, and adolescent girls will find a new way to look at the world around them and a new way to bring Scripture to bear on real-life experience. By offering this powerful, scripturally-grounded approach to the world around us, adolescent girls and others will learn compelling methods for putting a new perspective into action in their personal lives, social circles, and churches. This thoughtful and respectful look at the lives of adolescent girls seeks to equip faithful Christians in the church to use their prophetic voices to call out the sins of racism, sexism, homophobia, and sizeism in the experiences of these strong and resilient girls.
But I like the flesh-spirit model because it best explains who I am and why sin and righteousness exist in me at the same time. I also like it because it is ...
Author: Bret Griffin
Publisher: WestBow Press
Learn to Walk in Newness of Life! Two thousand years ago, the Creator of the universe died on a cross for our sins and rose from the dead. Today, He draws all people to Himself and gives eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. For those of us who have trusted in Him, the most amazing thing is that Jesus Christ now lives in our hearts. But what does it really mean that Jesus lives in our hearts? In amazing detail, New Life in Christ Jesus shows from the Scriptures that Jesus' presence means that we have everything we need for life and godliness: It means we are God's children, His offspring. It means we have His Divine NAture (His DNA). It means we have His life, His righteousness, and His holiness. It means He leads, guides, and directs us from inside our hearts. It means our sins are forgiven completely and forever. It means we may walk with Him in the newness of life. Pick up New Life in Christ Jesus and learn how to take advantage of this platform God has given us for godly living. Learn to trust the Holy Spirit when He speaks to you. Learn to recognize the righteousness you possess in Christ. Learn to accept in full His forgiveness for all the shortcomings of your flesh. Learn to walk free of the law without using your liberty as a cloak for vice. And learn to resist every effort of man and spirit to move you from this course.
“Righteous soul & nothing”=” creature of knowledge” this is means that “righteous soul living actor” runs for the righteous soul living in destination ...
Author: Seongju Choi
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
In this book “Righteous soul living actor and creature” what I try to say? It start “living in custody go around was so hard to me so that getting out from in this custody living” I live in writing this book. I found that creature defined that is creature is “hearing righteous soul living in destination place broadcasting” and righteous soul living actor runs for the righteous soul living in destination place. So long, an actor in the custody how to runs to the righteous soul living in destination place, this is solutions is “Creature” helping creature righteous soul living actor runs to the righteous soul living in destination place.
... loves life passionately , so he passionately hates death and flees as much as he can anything that might be contrary to his existence or to his life .
Author: Girolamo Savonarola
Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
On 23 May 1498 Girolamo Savonarola, one of the most spell-binding figures of the Italian Renaissance, was publicly burned at the stake on the main piazza of Florence on trumped-up charges of heresy and sedition. Thus ended the friar's meteoric rise to power and his unprecedented influence over Florentine society. Though his ashes were unceremoniously dumped into the River Arno the moment the cinders had died away, the fire of his teachings could not be extinguished, nor could Florentines forget the rivetting preacher from Ferrara who, in four short years, had turned their city upside down. Neither could Italians nor, more generally, European reformers, for they soon turned Savonarola into a prophet of renewal and into a symbol of the struggle against corruption. Whether he was one or the other or neither, is still very much under debate. This collection of texts from Savonarola's extensive body of works seeks to provide the English reader with a variety of entry points into this controversial figure. With samples from his letters to his poems, from his sermons to his pastoral works, it more than doubles the number of Savonarola's works currently available in English. In so doing, it makes his teachings that much more accessible to wide range of scholars and students alike.
In Daniel, the form of new existence for the righteous will be astral, ... 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.
Baptism “into Christ” marks the beginning of this new existence (6:3-4). ... which the Roman community shared his grounding of righteous living in the motif ...
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. Romans touches 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.
If understood as a “genitive of production,” it would mean “the righteousness produced by you,” or the expression of a moral way of living rightly for God.
Author: George H. Guthrie
Publisher: Baker Academic
In this addition to the award-winning BECNT series, a respected New Testament scholar offers a substantive evangelical commentary on 2 Corinthians. George Guthrie leads readers through the intricacies of literary structure, word meanings, cultural backdrop, and theological proclamation, offering insights applicable to modern ministry contexts. As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text; extensive research; thoughtful, chapter-by-chapter exegesis; and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility--making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers.