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Paul

Christopher Bryan

in The Resurrection of the Messiah

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199752096
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895076 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752096.003.0005
Paul

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This chapter examines Saint Paul's account of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Paul's letters have provided a basis for subsequent theological reflection in virtually every Christian tradition, and they have been able to do this because underlying their variety of subject and expression we can discern a single fundamental and consistently held belief: namely, that the crucified Jesus is Son of God and exalted Lord. Paul's purpose in his letters is evidently not, in general, to inform his hearers about the life of Jesus but to assist and encourage them in living the life of Christian discipleship.

Keywords: Saint Paul; Christian theologian; letters; Jesus Christ; death; resurrection

Chapter.  9256 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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