Sanctorum Communio: Die Christen als ‚Heilige‘ bei Paulus
Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011 pp. xiv + 285. $150.00
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche, 183
Description: The phrase “the communion of saints” is known from the creed. ‛The saints’ refers to all Christians – a sense already used by Paul. This study presents a comprehensive account of Paul’s use of the term ¯‘the saints’, as well as a detailed analysis of what he meant by ‘saintliness’. The conclusion is that for Paul saintliness was an identifying characteristic of all Christians, very different to the current usage referring to remarkable individuals.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature
Review by Jeffrey Cayzer
Citation: Jeffrey Cayzer, review of Maren Bohlen, Sanctorum Communio: Die Christen als ‚Heilige‘ bei Paulus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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