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Author Kamudzandu, Israel.

Title Abraham as spiritual ancestor : a postcolonial Zimbabwean reading of Romans 4 / by Israel Kamudzandu
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages)
Series Biblical interpretation series ; v. 100
Biblical interpretation series ; v. 100
Contents Introduction -- The ancestor in Greco-Roman culture: the case of Aeneas -- Abraham in Hellenistic-Jewish context -- The Shona ancestral cosmology -- Ancestry and descendancy in Romans 4
Summary New Testament commentaries and exegetes have not paid sufficient attention to the context in which Paul's Epistel to the Romans was crafted. This book written from an African perspective offers a fresh interpretation on a contextualizing reading of Romans and its theology. The argument of the book is that Paul's construcntion of Abraham as a Spiritual ancestor of "all" faith people was based on his encounter with the Roman Ideology based on Aeneas as the founder of Rome. A juxtaposition of these two canonical ancestors needs to be considered in our 21st multi - ethnic Christian world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Bible. Romans, IV -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009053518
ISBN 9004181644 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004183337 (electronic bk.)
9789004181649 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789004183339 (electronic bk.)