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The Obedience of Faith, the Eschatological People of God, and the Purpose of Romans

James C. Miller
Format
Book
Published
Atlanta, Ga. : Society of Biblical Literature, c2000.
Language
English
Series
Dissertation Series
Dissertation Series (Society of Biblical Literature)
ISBN
088414027X (alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1. Romans Debate: Defining the Problem 1
  • Solutions to the Romans Debate 5
  • A Body without a Frame: Anders Nygren 6
  • A Frame without a Body: L. Ann Jervis 8
  • A Frame, but Only Part of a Body: Douglas A. Campbell 11
  • Multiple Reasons: A. J. M. Wedderburn 12
  • 2. Evidence from the Letter-Frame: The "Obedience of Faith" in Romans 23
  • Statements Related to Purpose in the Letter-Frame 24
  • Romans 1:11-15 24
  • Romans 15;15 33
  • Romans 1:5 40
  • "Obedience" in Romans 49
  • "Obedience" in Romans 51
  • "Eschatological Obedience" in Romans 55
  • 3. Romans 15:7-13 within the Argument of Romans 61
  • Romans 15:7-13 62
  • Exhortation and Christological Example: 15:7 62
  • Christological Warrant: 15:8-9a 65
  • Scriptural Substantiation: 15:9b-12 71
  • Benediction: 15:13 73
  • Relationship of 15:7-13 to the Rest of the Letter 75
  • Romans 15:7-13 as a Summary of 14:1-15:6 75
  • Romans 15:7-13 as a Summary of 12:1-15:6 76
  • Romans 15:7-13 as a Summary of 1:14-15:6 77
  • Significance of 15:7-13 for the Argument of Romans 90
  • 4. Paul and the Roman Christians 97
  • Paul 97
  • Place and Date of Composition 97
  • Paul's Circumstances 101
  • Roman Christians 103
  • General Information 103
  • Jewish and Gentile Christians in Rome 107
  • "Strong" and the "Weak" 112
  • Mutual Knowledge between Paul and Roman Christians 116
  • Internal Evidence 116
  • External Evidence 118
  • 5. Romans And Paul's Opponents 123
  • Paul's Controversies in the East 124
  • Controversial Issues 125
  • Argument of Romans 1-11 128
  • Opponents in Romans 136
  • Romans 3:8 136
  • Romans 16:17-20a 138
  • Romans 15:31 145
  • 6. Romans 12:1-15:6 and Paul's Concern for Community 151
  • Communal Focus of Romans 12:1-8; 13:8-15:6 153
  • Structure 154
  • Theme 155
  • Community Focus of 12:1-15:13 156
  • Relationships with Outsiders? Romans 12:9-21; 13:1-7 163
  • Romans 12:9-21 164
  • Romans 13:1-7 169
  • 7. Conclusions and Contributions 175.
Description
238 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 1999.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-218) and indexes.
Series Statement
Dissertation series ; no. 177
Dissertation series (Society of Biblical Literature) ; no. 177
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