Adam Christology as the Exegetical and Theological Substructure of 2 Corinthians 4 7-5 21

Adam Christology as the Exegetical and Theological Substructure of 2 Corinthians 4 7-5 21

by Marvin C. Pate
     
 

This book grapples with the conundrum of interpretation posed by 2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10, especially the identification of the mixed metaphor, "clothed with the building from heaven." The author argues that Paul's Adam theology adequately explains the problem. This work breaks new ground in a long-standing "crux interpretum" in Pauline literature by rooting

Overview

This book grapples with the conundrum of interpretation posed by 2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10, especially the identification of the mixed metaphor, "clothed with the building from heaven." The author argues that Paul's Adam theology adequately explains the problem. This work breaks new ground in a long-standing "crux interpretum" in Pauline literature by rooting 2 Cor. 4:7-5:21 in Genesis 1-3. Contents: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10: A Review of Scholarly Research; Judaism and the Restoration of Adam's Glory; 2 Corinthians 4:7-15: The Lost Glory of Adam Restored by the Righteous Suffering of Christ and Paul; 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10: The Restoration of Adam's Glory Through Righteous Suffering and the "Already"/"Not Yet" Aspects of Paul's Eschatology; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21: The Restoration of Adam's Glory Through Christ's Righteous Suffering Continued and Concluded.

Editorial Reviews

Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Pate has given us a new theory that manages to address several of the difficult exegetical questions...
The Expository Times
...merits careful attention.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly - Scott Hafemann
Pate's work does provide a helpful addition to the current debate surrounding the meaning of 2 Cor 4:17-5:21 by calling our attention to a necessary piece of the interpretive puzzle, and when combined with aspects of the corporate interpretation, helps provide the way out of the current impasse.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly - David E. Aune
No discussion of 2 Cor 4-5 can afford to neglect Pate's clearly written and insightful study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819181886
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/11/1991
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

C. Marvin Pate is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

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