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|Subject:||Bible. Romans > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Suffering > Biblical teaching.
- ISBN: 9780227905487
- ISBN: 0227905482
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Distributor: [Place of publication not identified] : Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Aim and approach of study -- Social location of the audience and ancient worldviews on suffering -- From Adamic humanity to a new humanity in Christ -- The work of Christ and the eschatological spirit -- The vocation to participate in Christ's suffering -- Cosmic renewal and the purpose of suffering -- Participating in the triumph of God -- Overall conclusion.
|Summary:|| Most of the Jesus-followers in Rome would have been familiar with socioeconomic hardship. Suffering was a daily reality either for themselves or for someone they knew. Many lived below or just above subsistence level. Some were slaves, homeless, or chronically sick. Followers of Christ might have experienced persecution because of their refusal to take part in the local religious festivals. Suffering is, of course, a significant theme in Rom 5:1-11 and 8:17, 18-39. Paul mentions various types of affliction many times in these texts. How might Paul's audience have understood them? In Suffering.
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