Romans 7 and Christian Identity: A Study of the ‘I' in its Literary Context
In this book, Will N. Timmins provides a close rereading of Romans 7 within its literary-argumentative context and offers a fresh and compelling solution to the identity of the 'I' in this text. Challenging existing paradigms, which fail to provide both literary coherence and theological plausibility, he develops his own positive theory about the device. Along the way he also re-examines a number of key texts within the letter, which have hitherto not been given due weight within the scholarly discussion. This study offers a fresh and satisfying solution to one of the Bible's most notorious cruxes, and contributes to our understanding of the apostle Paul's thought. It will be of interest to all scholars and students within the fields of biblical studies and Christian theology.
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Abraham Adam Adam’s akrasia akratic Gentile allusion anthropological condition apodosis apostrophe argues audience authorial voice Barclay BDAG believer,s believers bodily Bultmann captivity chapter character characterisation Christ Christian Christian identity clause commandment context contrast covenantal Cranfield death desire divine Dunn ecphrasis enallage eschatological experience expression faith first-person singular Fitzmyer flesh fleshly functions God,s God’s gospel grace Hofius human identity implied inclusio interlocutor interpretation Israel Jewett Jewish Käsemann Kümmel lament letter Libanius means mortal body Mosaic law noted observation Origen participation Paul speaks Paul,s Paul’s argument pericope person phrase present prosopopoeia question Quintilian readers reading reference relationship resurrection rhetorical righteousness Romans says Seifrid sense shift sin,s sinful sinner solidarity speech-in-character Spirit Stowers suggests summary tense tion Torah understanding verse vóplog words ἄνθρωπος γάρ δὲ διὰ ἐγώ ἐν καὶ σάρκινος σάρξ τὸ τοῦ τῷ