God as Father in Paul: Kinship Language and Identify Formation in Early Christianity

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God as Father in Paul explores Paul's use of the kinship term "Father" to refer to God, along with related familial terms ("children" of God and Christ-followers as "brothers and sisters"), as part of a study of the use of kinship language in the identity formation of early Christianity. Mengestu argues that these kinship terms are shared modes of identity constructions within the wider textual and cultural settings (the Roman Empire, the Roman Stoic philosophers, the Hebrew Bible, and ancient Jewish literature) from which ...

God as Father in Paul: Kinship Language and Identify Formation in Early Christianity 2013, Pickwick Publications, Eugene

ISBN-13: 9781620321935

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