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

Christ Is King: Paul's Royal Ideology

Fortress Press / 2015 / Paperback

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Until recently, many scholars have read Paul's use of the word Christos as more of a proper name ("Jesus Christ") than a title, Jesus the Messiah. One result, Joshua W. Jipp argues, is that important aspects of Paul's thinking about Jesus' messiahship have gone unrecognized. Jipp argues that kingship discourse is an important source for Paul's christological language: Paul uses royal language to present Christ as the good king.

Jipp surveys Greco-Roman and Jewish depictions of the ideal king and argues for the influence of these traditions on several aspects of Paul's thought: king and law (Galatians 5-6; Romans 13-15; 1 Corinthians 9); hymning to the king (Col. 1:15-20); the just and faithful king; the royal roots of Paul's language of participation "in Christ"; and the enthroned king (Rom. 1:3-4; 1 Cor. 15:20-28). Jipp finds that Paul's use of royal tropes is indeed significant. Christos is a royal honorific within Paul's letters, and Paul is another witness to ancient discussions of monarchy and ideal kingship.

In the process, Jipp offers new and noteworthy solutions to outstanding questions concerning Christ and the law, the pistis Christou debate, and Paul's participatory language.

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Title: Christ Is King: Paul's Royal Ideology
By: Joshua W. Jipp
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 388
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
ISBN: 1451482108
ISBN-13: 9781451482102
Stock No: WW482103

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Until recently, many scholars have read Pauls use of the word Christos as more of a proper name (Jesus Christ) than a title, Jesus the Messiah. One result, Joshua W. Jipp argues, is that important aspects of Pauls thinking about Jesus messiahship have gone unrecognized. Jipp argues that kingship discourse is an important source for Pauls christological language: Paul uses royal language to present Christ as the good king.

Jipp surveys Greco-Roman and Jewish depictions of the ideal king and argues for the influence of these traditions on several aspects of Pauls thought: king and law (Galatians 56; Romans 1315; 1 Corinthians 9); hymning to the king (Col. 1:15-20); the just and faithful king; the royal roots of Pauls language of participation in Christ; and the enthroned king (Rom. 1:3-4; 1 Cor. 15:20-28). Jipp finds that Pauls use of royal tropes is indeed significant. Christos is a royal honorific within Pauls letters, and Paul is another witness to ancient discussions of monarchy and ideal kingship.

In the process, Jipp offers new and noteworthy solutions to outstanding questions concerning Christ and the law, the pistis Christou debate, and Pauls participatory language.

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