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dc.contributor.authorStrandness, Harold Sigveen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:23:40Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:23:40Z
dc.date.issued1963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/34119
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dc.description.abstractAccording to the Apostle Paul , the two comprehensive features of the present age which make it an evil age (Gal. 1 : 4) are sin and death - of which the first is cause and the second is effect . The rebellion of Adam made possible the entrance of sin' s power into the very substance of the cosmos , resul ting in the corruption (death) of the whole of God ' s good creation.en
dc.description.abstractIn the Pauline letters no aspect of death is ever treated as natural . Death is always the work of sin . -Death ' s power is in no way distinct from sin's power nor any less extensive . Wherever there is resis tance to God' s will , there is death; and de th is the "last enemy" because it will be finally destroyed only when the last resistance to Christ ' s reign is overcome.en
dc.description.abstractSin' s special stronghold is in the flesh . That is why Paul speaks of the fleshly body as a 1body of sin" and a 11body of death" . Sin's power is so great in every person ' s ;'!members" that his "inDer man" is inevitably overwhelmed and , joining in Adam ' s sin, he dies spirituall y. A measure of sin' s power in the flesh is the f act that when t he Law challenges sin' s presence the Law i tsel_f is made an i nstrument of sin to deceive and to kill. Even when by union with Christ the believer becomes , through the power of the Roly Spirit, spiritually alive with the life of the coming age o~ glory, his body remains under the power of death. The body will become liberated from death ' s power only at the Parousia, when by Christ ' s power it will be transformed i nto a a-~f'~ rri f ur~~i~t ~. In the intermedi ate stat e the man in Christ, though he is with Christ and at rest from the bitter tension and conflict between the Spirit and the flesh which he experienced as long as he was in a body of s i nful flesh, awaits in hope the full life of glory whi ch he will receive - - together with all the sons of God and with all the wrc'<T,f - at the resurrection , when his body will at last be redeemed from its thraldom to sin and death.en
dc.description.abstractTotal victory over death is already the experience of one man,, Jesus Christ . He now lives the life of the coming age of glory i n a redeemed body. His triumph over death is the result of his triumph over sin in the flesh , wrought by a perfect act. of righteousness: his obedient acceptance of the undeserved death of a sinner in its fullest dimensions of horror on behalf of his sinful brothers . Because his death was fully representative and substitutionary, he is able to share his victory over death with all who will accept union with him in his death . To die with Christ means the death of the ego in faith and love and, also, a joining in the sufferings of Christ which Christ's body, the church,, experiences as Christ uses it to make effective in the lives of all men the redemptive results of his vicarious death.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleDeath: a study in Pauline theologyen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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