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Author Williams, Demetrius K.

Title Enemies of the cross of Christ : the terminology of the cross and conflict in Philippians / Demetrius K. Williams
Published London ; New York : Sheffield Academic, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 278 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 223
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 223
Contents Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1; Chapter 2 THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE PHILIPPIANS: SOME PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS; Chapter 3 ''EVEN DEATH ON A CROSS'': A RHETORICAL EXEGETICAL EXAMINATION OF PHILIPPIANS 2.1-30; Chapter 4 ''WE ARE THE CIRCUMCISION'': A RHETORICAL EXEGETICAL EXAMINATION OF PHILIPPIANS 3.1-21; Chapter 5; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary Enemies of the Cross' employs classical rhetorical analysis to examine how Paul structures a deliberative argument using his understanding of the 'cross of Christ'. His goals are to guide/advise the Philippian community through internal and external strife (ch. 2), combat his opponents (ch. 3), and develop his notion of the eschatological community (3:18-21). Williams proposes that while Paul has a 'theology of the death of Jesus', of which cross terminology is one of several aspects, this terminology is used almost exclusively in polemical/conflictual contexts. Hence Paul appears to be using '
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and indexes
Notes Text in English with some Greek
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Subject Bible. Philippians -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Philippians.
Brieven van Paulus.
Filippenzen (bijbelboek)
Kruis van Christus.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567170624