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Enemies of the cross of Christ : the terminology of the cross and conflict in Philippians / Demetrius K. Williams.

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Subject: Bible. Philippians > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Philippians > Commentaries.
Bible. Philippians > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Philippians > Criticism, Narrative.
Bible. Philippians > Sermons.
Bible. Philippians.
Bible. New Testament. Philippiens > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Symbolisme dans la Bible.
Sainte Croix.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567170620
  • ISBN: 0567170624
  • ISBN: 1283193809
  • ISBN: 9781283193801
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 278 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; Sheffield Academic, ¬©2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1; Chapter 2 THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE PHILIPPIANS: SOME PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS; Chapter 3 ''EVEN DEATH ON A CROSS'': A RHETORICAL EXEGETICAL EXAMINATION OF PHILIPPIANS 2.1-30; Chapter 4 ''WE ARE THE CIRCUMCISION'': A RHETORICAL EXEGETICAL EXAMINATION OF PHILIPPIANS 3.1-21; Chapter 5; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: Enemies of the Cross' employs classical rhetorical analysis to examine how Paul structures a deliberative argument using his understanding of the 'cross of Christ'. His goals are to guide/advise the Philippian community through internal and external strife (ch. 2), combat his opponents (ch. 3), and develop his notion of the eschatological community (3:18-21). Williams proposes that while Paul has a 'theology of the death of Jesus', of which cross terminology is one of several aspects, this terminology is used almost exclusively in polemical/conflictual contexts. Hence Paul appears to be using '
Language Note: Text in English with some Greek.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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