Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy
Primary Subject Area
Religion, General; Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, History of; Religion, Philosophy of; Literature, Middle Eastern; Language, Ancient; Jewish Studies; History, Middle Eastern; History, Church; History, Ancient
Covenant, Election, Ephesians, Judaism, Paul, Romans
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Ancient Philosophy | Biblical Studies | Christianity | Comparative and Historical Linguistics | Comparative Literature | Discourse and Text Linguistics | History | History of Christianity | History of Philosophy | History of Religion | History of Religions of Eastern Origins | Intellectual History | Jewish Studies | Linguistics | Near Eastern Languages and Societies | Philosophy | Reading and Language | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Rhetoric and Composition | Semantics and Pragmatics | Syntax
Thornhill, Anthony, "To the Jew First: A Socio-Historical and Biblical-Theological Analysis of the Pauline Teaching of `Election' in Light of Second Temple Jewish Patterns of Thought" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 740.
Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in God's Messiah, Jesus.
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity Commons, Ancient Philosophy Commons, Biblical Studies Commons, Christianity Commons, Comparative and Historical Linguistics Commons, Comparative Literature Commons, Discourse and Text Linguistics Commons, History of Christianity Commons, History of Philosophy Commons, History of Religion Commons, History of Religions of Eastern Origins Commons, Intellectual History Commons, Jewish Studies Commons, Near Eastern Languages and Societies Commons, Reading and Language Commons, Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons, Rhetoric and Composition Commons, Semantics and Pragmatics Commons, Syntax Commons