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Reflection on So-called ‘Triumphalism’

C. F. D. Moule

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0016
Reflection on So-called ‘Triumphalism’

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This chapter presents an essay of triumphalism in Christian theology. It highlights the use of the languages of coercion, conquest, and triumph in the Scriptures and suggests that there is a risk of losing the proper note of triumph from the Christian gospel. It argues that the best and most well-authenticated triumph for the Christians is the aliveness of Jesus. This triumph is beyond description of any language of victory or coercion and the only risk involved is the unqualified self-offering for love's endeavour and love's expense.

Keywords: triumphalism; Christian theology; Scriptures; triumph; Jesus; self-offering; love

Chapter.  4282 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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