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Worship and the Risen Jesus in the Pauline Letters

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Tony Costa

The very essence of the existential relationship between the human and the divine is communicated by the English word, ‘worship’. Although the word appears to carry a univocal meaning in English, no such word per se exists in the Greek New Testament. The English word at best explains but does not adequately and completely define the dynamics involved in the relationship between humanity and God. Worship and the Risen Jesus in the Pauline Letters approaches the subject of Christian worship in respect to its origins from the perspective of the earliest New Testament writer: Paul. This book seeks to address the relative absence in scholarship of a full treatment of worship in the Pauline Letters. Closely related to the theme of Christian worship in the Pauline Letters is the person of the risen Jesus and the place he occupies in the faith community. This work proposes a proper working definition of, including criteria for, ‘worship’. Paul employed an array of Greek words as descriptors to communicate the various nuances and dimensions related to one’s relationship with God. ‘Worship’ also functioned for Paul as a boundary marker between believers and unbelievers vis-à-vis baptism and the Eucharist. The eschatological and teleological aspects of worship are also examined through a study of the Carmen Christi (Phil 2: 6–11). This study maintains that worship in Paul is not defined by any one word but is rather a composite and comprehensive personal religious relationship between the worshipper and God.

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OLD TESTAMENT Genesis 1:1 44 1:2 380 1:26 354 1:26–27 130 2:7 380 2:24 313 3:5 321 3:8 141 4:26 148 6:1–2 299 8:21 334 13:4 148 17:7–11 324 18:2 99 18:3 340 19:1 99 21:33 149 26:25 149 27:29 336, 339, 430 31:1 300 32:25 403 41:43 430 43:28 430 45:13 300 48:16 368 49:8 430 Exodus 3:6 312 3:14–15 44 4:22 313 6:6 345 7:16 70 8:1 70 10:25 89 12:25 422 12:43–45 422 12:44 422 12:48–49 422 14:31 340 15:18 244 19:5 368 19:6 330 19:22 330 20:4–5 430 20:5 97, 70 20:5–6 397 20:12 36 20:23 339 22:20 89 23:14–19 421 24:11 421 25:8 141 28:2 300 28:40 300 29:18 334 29:25 334 29:41 334 29:45 140, 361 30:19–21 178 32:4 339 32:6 357 32:6–7 421 34:9 368 488 | WORSHIP AND THE RISEN JESUS IN THE PAULINE LETTERS 34:14 49 34:14–16 49 34:15 49 Leviticus 1:4 330 1:9 334 1:13 334 1:17 334 2:2 334 2:9 334 2:12 334 3:5 334...

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