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Conformation to the Death of Christ and the Hope of Resurrection: An Exegetico-Theological Study of 2 Corinthians 4, 7-15 and Philippians 3, 7-11

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By careful exegesis and theological reflection upon two important passages in which Paul addresses this theme -2 Corinthians 4, 7-15 and Philippians 3, 7-11- this study aims to understand more deeply his doctrine of participation in the dying and rising of Jesus. Most studies of this topic focus on the element of sharing in the sufferings of Christ. Close examination and comparison of these pericopes, however, reveal that Paul also proposed this dynamic as an essential marker of Christian apostolic identity: a ...

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Overview

By careful exegesis and theological reflection upon two important passages in which Paul addresses this theme -2 Corinthians 4, 7-15 and Philippians 3, 7-11- this study aims to understand more deeply his doctrine of participation in the dying and rising of Jesus. Most studies of this topic focus on the element of sharing in the sufferings of Christ. Close examination and comparison of these pericopes, however, reveal that Paul also proposed this dynamic as an essential marker of Christian apostolic identity: a believer is identified by his or her conformity to the self-surrender and sacrificial love that marked the pattern of Jesus' death. The orientation to participation in the dying and rising of Christ expands our insight into the apostle's doctrine, and it encourages contemporary Christians to conform their lives more closely to the character of Jesus.

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 Contents

2Cor 489 53

98

Theological Reflections on 2C or 4 715

101

The Apostolic Ministry

109

Christian Suffering

115

The Context of Phil 3 711

125

Paul and Philippi

133

Occasion of the Letter and the Opponents in Phil 3

139

The Integrity of the Letter

147

Phi1311

234

Theological Reflections on Phil 3 711

237

Paul and F irstCentury Judaism

244

Conversion

251

Conformation to the Death of Christ and the Hope

261

Christology

267

Pneumatology

274

Soteriology

281

Phil 3711 in Its Context

164

The Text of Phil 3711

172

Phi137

182

Phil 39b

197

Phil 310

210

ABBREVIATIONS

289

BIBLIOGRAPHY

295

INDEX OF AUTHORS

313

TABLE OF CONTENTS

319

Copyright

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