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Facets of Pauline Discourse in Christocentric and Christotelic Perspective


Dan Lioy

In this thought-provoking study, Dan Lioy asserts that a Christocentric and Christotelic perspective is an unmistakable feature of Paul’s discourse. The journey begins with an analysis of the old Adamic creation in Genesis 1–3 before digressing into representative passages from Paul’s writings, touching on such themes as new creation theology, the apostle’s apocalyptic interpretation of reality, and his theology of the cross. Then Lioy examines the influence of the Old Testament on Paul’s Christological outlook, how the apostle viewed Satan operating as the counterfeit word, and the way in which the writings of Paul correlate with the letter from James, leading into a deliberation that Paul, rather than Christ, is to be seen as a new or second Moses. Contrast is then provided regarding the historical authenticity of the Adam character in Paul’s discourse, along with the Genesis creation narratives. Facets of Pauline Discourse in Christocentric and Christotelic Perspective is the ideal volume for college and seminary classes dealing with the teaching and theology of Paul.
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Chapter One: Prologue


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This monograph takes as its starting point my previous research dealing with creation themes in Scripture, especially in connection with the writings of Paul. For instance, in chapter 2 of the present study, I have reworked material appearing in my following three earlier monographs:1 The search for ultimate reality: intertextuality between the Genesis and Johannine prologues (2005); Axis of glory: a biblical and theological analysis of the temple motif in Scripture (2010); and Evolutionary creation in biblical and theological perspective (2011). Concisely synthesizing and updating my prior research in this way enables me to build a conceptual bridge to the information that follows in the remaining chapters of this treatise dealing with various facets of Pauline discourse in Christocentric and Christotelic perspective.2

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