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Baptism and Resurrection

Studies in Pauline Theology Against Its Graeco-Roman Background
  • By A. J. M. Wedderburn
The assumption that Romans 6 and 1 Corinthians 15 reflects a borrowing of ideas from Graeco-Roman mystery initiations is not the likeliest explanation of these texts nor does justice either to recent studies of the mysteries nor to the difficulty in reinterpreting --resurrection-- to refer to a spiritual state which the baptized enjoyed in the present. Spiritual phenomena may have shown early Christians in the Graeco-Roman world that they had --life, -- but not --resurrection.-- --Dying with Christ-- has other roots than the mysteries and the latter should not be interpreted in the light of Paul, but dying and coming to life again is a theme common to a great many rites of passage.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781610970877
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781610970877
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: A. J. M. Wedderburn
    • Page Count: 496
    • Weight: 1.54 pounds
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