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Reflective perspectives on Paul

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title Reflective perspectives on Paul
Creator van Aarde, Andries G.
Subject — Paul; kerygma; faith; reconciliation; historical Jesus; cross and resurrection; ethos
Description The article explores various aspects of understanding Paul. It focuses on his use of the expression ‘the gospel of God’ as the ‘good news’ that originates with God (a subjective genitive) and one that is about God (an objective genitive). The article argues that the cross and resurrection constitute the core of Paul’s message and that this message demands a new ethos because of the ‘dying and rising’ in participation with Christ Jesus. For Paul, the messianic era had already commenced. In Paul’s point of view, the heart of the gospel was the announcement of a historical happening, namely the crucifixion of the historical Jesus which is connected to another ‘event’, namely the resurrection of Jesus, which does not qualify as history. For Paul, faith is engagement with the kerygma, and not a kind of loyalty to inherited religious customs. Faith implies undivided loyalty, a personal decision and commitment to believe what is proclaimed.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2018-10-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v74i4.5248
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 74, No 4 (2018); 7 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Andries G. van Aarde