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Kultische Sprache in den Paulusbriefen

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 230

By Martin Vahrenhorst
December 2008
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161497148
420 pages, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4"
$187.50 Hardcover

Martin Vahrenhorst deals with the Epistles which are generally thought to have been written by Paul, studying their contexts in the history of religion and their cultic passages. What is conspicuous here is that the Epistle to the Galatians is the only one which is different from the others. Instead of using cultic language in this, Paul increasing falls back upon the word "justice", which had already been used occasionally in previous Epistles parallel to the cultic terminology. Thus this study of cultic language in Paul's Epistles gives a special outlook on the continuity and the developments in Pauline thought.