Endurance in Suffering  -     By: N. Clayton Croy
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Endurance in Suffering

Cambridge University Press / 1998 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 262
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.82 X 5.69 X 0.78 (inches)
ISBN: 0521593050
ISBN-13: 9780521593052
Series: Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph

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Hebrews 12:1-13 portrays the suffering of its readers with two images: an athletic contest, and God's fatherly discipline. N. Clayton Croy places this important passage in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman traditions. He argues that the idea of "training" unites the passage, which presents Jesus as the supreme athlete. It also supports a nonpunitive understanding of discipline, in which God's children undergo a positive process of education. These ideas combine to support a call in Hebrews to faithful endurance rather than repentance.

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