By Moyer V. Hubbard

M.V. Hubbard bargains a whole research of St. Paul's realizing of "new lifestyles" and "new creation", operating heavily with the language of his letters to unpack, in socio-anthropological context, the pictures and metaphors he makes use of. Professor Hubbard examines different ways and literature at the subject, offering a major new point of view at the Pauline oeuvre and its that means.

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Similar evaluations abound: D. S. Russell (1964: 284), Hanson (1975: 405–6), Greunwald (1979: 89), Cohen (1987: 98–99, 196–97). 43 36 New creation: central Jewish texts “One way of describing redemption is to search to characterize the quandary or condition from which redemption is sought. ”45 In other words, given the importance of the plight in determining the formulation of the solution, any examination of new creation in Jewish apocalyptic must concentrate on the nature of the dilemma as it was perceived by these writers.

But the primary purpose of it all is to get across a message of redemption . . 10 New creation and second exodus The great vision of Isaiah 40–55 concerns the expectation of an imminent release from captivity and a return to the land of Palestine. 11 As Anderson has argued, “for Second Isaiah the time of Israel’s creation was the time of the Exodus. 17:14 8 Von Rad (1958: 139–42). See also Stuhlmueller (1970), Reumann (1973: 60–78). Reumann (1973: 78). Note the opening comments of Stuhlmueller’s comprehensive analysis: “One, therefore, cannot write in an extensive and authentic way about ‘creation’ in [Deutero-Isaiah] unless ‘creation’ be presented as it is found there, an aspect or characteristic subordinate to the work of redemption” (1970: 3).

32 The plight and the solution Any consideration of Jeremiah’s analysis of the human condition inevitably involves language like “tremendous bondage,”33 “ein stark 29 Jeremiah’s assessment of the religious establishment according to Skinner (1922: 175). See Skinner (1922: 165–84), Buis (1968), Weinfield (1976: 17–56), K. Koch (1980: 13–80), J. A. Thompson (1980: 67–71). 31 J. A. Thompson (1980: 97). 32 Southwell (1982: 83). 33 Von Rad (1965: 216). 30 20 New creation: central Jewish texts formulierter anthropologischer Pessimismus,”34 “the radical evil in man,”35 “a virtual degradation of human nature,”36 “l’incapacit´e radicale de l’homme,”37 and so on.

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