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Sanctorum Communio: Die Christen als ‚Heilige‘ bei Paulus
Bohlen, Maren

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011 pp. xiv + 285. $150.00

Series Information
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

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Review by Jeffrey Cayzer
Published 11/4/2012
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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