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Abraham as spiritual ancestor : a postcolonial Zimbabwean reading of Romans 4 / by Israel Kamudzandu.

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Subject: Bible. Romans, IV > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004183339
  • ISBN: 9004183337
  • ISBN: 9789004181649
  • ISBN: 9004181644
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-262) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The ancestor in Greco-Roman culture: the case of Aeneas -- Abraham in Hellenistic-Jewish context -- The Shona ancestral cosmology -- Ancestry and descendancy in Romans 4.
Summary: New Testament commentaries and exegetes have not paid sufficient attention to the context in which Paul's Epistel to the Romans was crafted. This book written from an African perspective offers a fresh interpretation on a contextualizing reading of Romans and its theology. The argument of the book is that Paul's construcntion of Abraham as a Spiritual ancestor of "all" faith people was based on his encounter with the Roman Ideology based on Aeneas as the founder of Rome. A juxtaposition of these two canonical ancestors needs to be considered in our 21st multi - ethnic Christian world.
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