Charisms and the Holy Spirit's Activity in the Body of Christ: An Exegetical-Theological Study of 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and Romans 12:6-8

Charisms and the Holy Spirit's Activity in the Body of Christ: An Exegetical-Theological Study of 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and Romans 12:6-8

by P Kariuki Njiru

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Overview

The task of understanding Paul's theology of charisms presents one with a number of difficulties because not all the uses of the word charisma in the Pauline corpus offer the same perspective. This dissertation is dedicated to an exegetical-theological study of 1 Cor 12, 4-11 and Rom 12, 6-8, two important passages where the Apostle Paul develops most fully his idea of charisms in connection with his concept of the Church as the body of Christ. This work seeks to interpret exegetically those Pauline passages that deal with charisma in order to arrive at a sound interpretation of his teaching on spiritual gifts. The author pays particular attention to the role of the Holy Spirit in distributing these gifts to believers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788876529269
Publisher: Gregorian & Biblical Press
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: Tesi Gregoriana: Teologia Series , #86
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

 Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

5

CORINTHIANS 12411

12

Introduction and Overview of I Corinthians

19

Authorship Place Date and Addressees

25

Literary Criticism

31

The Study of 1Cor 12411 in its Wider Context

39

The Concentric Structure of 1Cor 1211440

68

Pauls Argumentation within the Subunit

71

Preamble of a Close Reading of Rom 1268

225

Rom 1238 as a Distinct Subunit

237

A Close Reading of Rom 1268

245

Rom 127

260

Rom 128

269

Theological Reflections on Rom 1268

283

Xapiouara as Gifts of Service

293

INTRODUCTION

305

1Cor 124 73

130

1Cor 1211

181

The Profitable use of the Xapiouara

190

The Diversity of the Manifestations of the Spirit

199

INTRODUCTION 209

209

The Founder of the Roman Church

219

Pauls Concept of Xdptoua

314

Xapiouara in the Early Church

332

Final Reflections of Xapiouara

338

BIBLIOGRAPHY

347

INDEX OF AUTHORS

361

Copyright

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