Title

Paul's Ecclesiological Application of Soma Christou

Date of Award

1984

Embargo Period

1984

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (Theology) MA(Theol)

Faculty

Arts & Theology

School

Ministry and Theology

First Advisor

Norman Young

Abstract

Soma Christou is a central Pauline designation for the Church. Three questions are addressed in this thesis. First, to what extent is Paul using the metaphor? Secondly, in what way is Paul's use of Soma Christou in Colossians and Ephesians dependent upon his earlier application in Romans and 1 Corinthians? Thirdly, what is Paul saying to the contemporary reader concerning the nature of the Church and its relationship with Christ?

Time and space preclude an exhaustive treatment of the Soma Christou concept. Attention is focused upon the origin of the terminology, the extent to which metaphor is present, and the developments of the Soma Christou concept in the captivity epistles. In this research the historical-analytical hermeneutic is applied.

Comments

Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)

Andrews University, School of Graduate Studies, Avondale Campus, 1984.

Published with permission from Andrews University.

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Recommended Citation

Foster, D. (1984). Paul's Ecclesiological Application of Soma Christou. (Masters Thesis). Andrews University, Avondale Campus, Australia: Andrews University.

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