Christ Is King: Paul's Royal Ideology by Joshua W. Jipp

By Joshua W. Jipp

Until lately, many students have learn Paul’s use of the notice Christos as extra of a formal identify (“Jesus Christ”) than a identify, Jesus the Messiah. One consequence, Joshua W. Jipp argues, is that vital elements of Paul’s pondering Jesus’ messiahship have long past unrecognized. Jipp argues that kingship discourse is a crucial resource for Paul’s christological language: Paul makes use of royal language to offer Christ because the stable king. Jipp surveys Greco-Roman and Jewish depictions of the perfect king and argues for the effect of those traditions on numerous facets of Paul’s concept: king and legislation; hymning to the king; the simply and devoted king; the royal roots of Paul’s language of participation “in Christ”; and the enthroned king. Jipp reveals that Paul’s use of royal tropes is certainly major. Christos is a royal honorific inside Paul’s letters, and Paul is one other witness to historic discussions of monarchy and excellent kingship. within the strategy, Jipp deals new and memorable suggestions to striking questions pertaining to Christ and the legislations, the pistis Christou debate, and Paul’s participatory language.

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