Baptism and Cognition in Romans 6-8: Paul's Ethics beyond 'Indicative' and 'Imperative'

Baptism and Cognition in Romans 6-8: Paul's Ethics beyond 'Indicative' and 'Imperative'

by Samuli Siikavirta

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Baptism and Cognition in Romans 6-8: Paul's Ethics beyond 'Indicative' and 'Imperative' by Samuli Siikavirta

Baptism, for Paul, is a christological event that he also uses in his ethical argument. The discussion of the relationship between Paul's theology and ethics has made use of the terms 'indicative' and 'imperative' since Wernle and Bultmann. As subsequent discussion has shown, these terms are problematic not only because of their rigidity and ambiguity. In this study, Samuli Siikavirta focuses on Romans 6-8, the key text for the interplay between Paul's theological and ethical material. He brings the discussion back to what he sees as central to this interaction: baptism and its cognition. Both elements are examined in their Jewish and Stoic settings. Death to sin, slavery to God, holiness and the indwelling of the Spirit are all seen as integral parts of the baptismal state that is deeply christological rather than symbolical. Paul's cognitive language is then viewed in light of his desire to remind his addressees of who and whose they are because of their baptism.

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ISBN-13: 9783161540141
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Series: Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.Reihe Series , #407
Pages: 214

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