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Title The chosen people : election, Paul, and Second Temple Judaism / A. Chadwick Thornhill.
Author Thornhill, A. Chadwick, 1983-
Publication Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2015]
Description 288 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 231.76 T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The missing link in election -- God chose whom? election and the individual -- Who are the people of God? -- Who's in and who's out? election and conditions -- How big a tent? -- Whose turn is it? election and responsibility -- Rereading Romans 8:26-11:36 -- Where do we go from here?
Summary One of the central touchstones of Second Temple Judaism is election. The Jews considered themselves a people set apart for God's special purpose. So it is not surprising that this concept plays such an important role in Pauline theology. In this careful and provocative study, Chad Thornhill considers how Second Temple understandings of election influenced key Pauline texts. Thornhill seeks to establish the thought patterns of the ancient texts regarding election, with sensitivity to social, historical and literary factors. He carefully considers questions of "extent" (ethnic/national or remnant), the relationship to the individual (corporate or individual in focus), and the relationship to salvation (divine/human agency and the presence of "conditions"). Thornhill looks at the markers or conditions that defined various groups, and considers whether election was viewed by ancient authors as merited, given graciously or both. Thorough and measured, the author contends that individual election is not usually associated with a "soteriological" status but rather with the quality of the individual (or sometimes group) in view -- the collective entity is in view in the Jewish notion of election. While Paul is certainly able to move beyond these categories, Thornhill shows how he too follows these patterns. - Publisher.
One of the central touchstones of Second Temple Judaism is election. The Jews considered themselves a people set apart for God's special purpose. So it is not surprising that this concept plays such an important role in Pauline theology. In this careful and provocative study, Chad Thornhill considers how Second Temple understandings of election influenced key Pauline texts. Thornhill seeks to establish the thought patterns of the ancient texts regarding election, with sensitivity to social, historical and literary factors. He carefully considers questions of "extent" (ethnic/national or remnant), the relationship to the individual (corporate or individual in focus), and the relationship to salvation (divine/human agency and the presence of "conditions"). Thornhill looks at the markers or conditions that defined various groups, and considers whether election was viewed by ancient authors as merited, given graciously or both. Thorough and measured, the author contends that individual election is not usually associated with a "soteriological" status but rather with the quality of the individual (or sometimes group) in view -- the collective entity is in view in the Jewish notion of election. While Paul is certainly able to move beyond these categories, Thornhill shows how he too follows these patterns.
Subject Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Theology.
Bible. Epistles of Paul. (OCoLC)fst01808029
Election (Theology)
Jews -- Election, Doctrine of.
Judaism -- Influence.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Election (Theology) (OCoLC)fst00904285
Jews -- Election, Doctrine of. (OCoLC)fst00983219
Judaism -- Influence. (OCoLC)fst00984337
Judaism -- Post-exilic period (Judaism) (OCoLC)fst01907049
Theology. (OCoLC)fst01149559
586 B.C.-210 A.D
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Related To Online version: Thornhill, A. Chadwick, 1983- Chosen people. Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2015 9780830899159 (DLC) 2015028877
ISBN 9780830840830 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0830840834 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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