Participation in Christ: An analysis of Pauline soteriology

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Pauls conception and description of Gods soteriological enterprise continues to be a prominent focal point in constructions of the apostles theology. The present essay attempts to provide an outline of this aspect of Pauline theology from inception to corporate participation. The essay is comprised of three parts: (1) an extended examination of the definition of Pauls gospel; (2) a brief analysis of the way in which the gospel relates to Pauls own self-presentation; and (3) a few concluding thoughts concerning the way Paul extends his conception of the gospel to the ecclesial community. The primary argument of the essay develops a construction of the participatory nature of Pauline soteriology, building on the notion that the prophetic scope of Pauls gospel compels the apostle to understand both his own ministry and Christian theology in terms of a participation in the new creation inaugurated within the Christ event.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-68
Number of pages19
JournalHorizons in Biblical Theology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


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