Crucifixion and New Creation: The Strategic Purpose of Galatians 6.11-17 - The Library of New Testament Studies (Hardback)
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Crucifixion and New Creation: The Strategic Purpose of Galatians 6.11-17 - The Library of New Testament Studies (Hardback)

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This book provides an interpretation of Galatians 6:11-17 which yields significant insights about Paul's perception of the crisis in Galatia, and the solution he presents to his readers in light of it. In the first section of the book, the epistolary form and function of Galatians 6:11-17 are analysed. Revealed as a body-closing, it works to sharpen and complete Paul's message by spelling out his motivation for writing and establishing the basis for further communication with his readers. The theme of persecution in the letter is then seen rendered both explicitly and implicitly through the examination of pertinent passages. These indicate that all parties involved share some connection to persecution. Finally, an exegetical analysis of Galatians 6:11-17 reveals Paul's claim that the agitators' primary motive is to avoid persecution `because of the cross of Christ.' He contrasts them with himself by `boasting' in that same cross. The net effect is that Paul draws on both the redemptive moment of Jesus' death, and the ongoing cross-shaped life he lives, to validate his apostleship.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567655868
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 598 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm


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This study of Paul's theology originated as a doctoral dissertation at Loyola University Chicago, focusing on Galatians 6:11-17 as a key to understanding the underlying circumstance that prompted the entire letter. Rather than a closing section of the letter summarizing its main points, this text, written in Paul's own hand (see Gal 6:11), reveals the heart of the problem: the opponents Paul rails against are urging the Galatians to adopt male circumcision in order to avoid persecution ... a genuine clarification of the purpose of Galatians ... * Bible Today *
The structure of Hubing's book is clear; the language is accessible; and the substance is rich with significant insights/ This book has a real potential to change how we look at the structure and substance of Gal 6:11-17 from here on. I recommend it for scholars and graduate students alike. * The Catholic Biblical Quarterly *

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