|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and indexes.
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|| 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.
|| 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 '
|| Text in English with some Greek.
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