A biblical death-wish : Paul celebrating dying in Phil 1:21

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dc.contributor.author Punt, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T18:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-14T18:11:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Punt, J. 2009. A biblical death-wish : Paul celebrating dying in Phil 1:21. Verbum et Ecclesia, 30(1). en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0791 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/19747
dc.description.abstract Death features as an important concept in the Pauline writings in the New Testament for a number of reasons. However, the intriguing way in which the apostle at times addressed death as positive notion in itself, was traditionally related to Paul’s theological convictions and his understanding of the death of Christ in particular. The remarkably pointed way in which Paul positively celebrated death in Philippians 1:21 borders on invoking a martyrological paradigm, and raises questions about his convictions regarding life, and bodily existence in particular. Interesting analogies emerge when Paul’s celebration of death is compared in a concluding section with contemporary, popular instances where death is – even if for different reasons – presented as “gain”. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 19 p.
dc.language en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.subject Death en_ZA
dc.subject Pauline writings en_ZA
dc.subject Bible. N.T. Philippians I:21 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en_ZA
dc.subject Jesus Christ -- Resurrection en_ZA
dc.title A biblical death-wish : Paul celebrating dying in Phil 1:21 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
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