Abraham's Faith in Romans 4: Paul's Concept of Faith in Light of the History of Reception of Genesis 15:6

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Mohr Siebeck, 2007 - 521 pagina's
The concept of faith is at the core of Paul's theology, and the classic assage for his understanding of pistis is Genesis 15:6. After discussing the history of scholarship on the Pauline concept of faith, Benjamin Schliesser explores the literary, tradition-historical and structural questions of Genesis 15 and offers a detailed exegesis of verse 6 with its fundamental terms count, righteousness, and believe. He then points to the theological significance of this testimony on Abraham for the Jewish identity; it comes into sight in a multifaceted and nuanced process of reception, from later Old Testament texts (Psalm 106; Nehemiah 9) to a broad array of literature from Second Temple Judaism (Septuagint, Sirach 44, Jubilees 14, 4QPseudo-Jubilees, 4QMMT, 1Maccabees, Philo). In the final and most substantial step, he asks about Paul's hermeneutics of faith: How does Paul, in his exegesis of the Genesis quote in Romans 4, come to view Abraham as the father of all believers? What is the concept of faith that he develops on the basis of Genesis 15:6? Taking into account the manifold textual and thematic links between Romans 4, Romans 3:21-31, and Romans 1:16-17, a unique, twofold structure of faith discloses itself: Pistis designates first a divinely established sphere of power, i.e., a new, christologically determined salvation-historical reality, and second human participation in this reality, i.e., individual believing in the community of believers. Particularly the first aspect is generally overlooked in modern scholarship.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction and Methods
1
History of Interpretation
7
Faith and Mysticism
23
E Faith and Obedience
37
F Faith as SalvationHistorical Event
45
H The Faith of Christ
67
6
79
The Impact of G von Rads Exegesis
109
3 The Primary and Authoritative Text Genesis 156
333
E Genesis 15 and the Old Testament Abrahamic Tradition
342
45 The First Exposition of Genesis 156
343
68 An Additional Supporting Text
350
Romans 4921
356
2225 The Application of Abrahams Faith For Us
387
Faith in Universal and Individual Terms
393
Faith and Salvation History Narrative Dynamics
401

6
117
6 in Jewish Theology
152
Romans 4 and Its Context
221
B Faith in Romans 13 and in Romans 4
240
c The Uniqueness of the Obedience of the One
267
b Works of the
294
IIŁotus and Trust The Nature of Faith
410
B Abrahams Faith in Tradition and Paul
416
Index of References
481
Index of Modern Authors
503
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Over de auteur (2007)

Benjamin Schliesser, Born 1977; studied theology at the Universities of Tubingen, Glasgow (M.Th. 2001), and Pasadena (USA, PhD 2006); currently Vikar (assistant pastor) in Lichtenstein (Wurttembergische Landeskirche).

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