God is One Paperback

The Function of 'Eis Ho Theos' as a Ground for Gentile Inclusion in Paul's Letters

by Christopher R. Bruno;


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God is One

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In discussions of Paul's letters, much attention has been devoted to statements that closely identify Christ with Israel's God (i.e., 1 Cor 8:6). However, in Rom 3:30 and Gal 3:20, Paul uses the phrase "God is one" to link Israel's monotheistic confession and the inclusion of the Gentiles in the people of God. Therefore, this study traces the OT and early Jewish backgrounds of the phrase "God is one" and their possible links to Gentile inclusion. Following this, Christopher Bruno examines the two key Pauline texts that link the confession of God as one with the inclusion of the Gentiles. Bruno observes a significant discontinuity between the consistent OT and Jewish interpretations of the phrase and Paul's use of "God is one" in relation to the Gentiles. In the both the OT and earlyJewish literature, the phrase functions as a boundary marker of sorts, distinguishing the covenant people and the Gentiles. The key exception to this pattern is Zech 14:9, which anticipates the confession of God as one expanding to the nations. Similarly, in Romans and Galatians, the phrase is not aboundary marker, but rather grounds the unity of Jew and Gentile.
The contextand arguments in Rom 3:30 and Gal 3:20 lead to the conclusion that Paul's monotheism must now be understood in light of the Christ event; moreover, Zech14:9 may play a significant role in the link between Paul's eschatological monotheism and his argument for the inclusion of the Gentiles in Romans and Galatians.

God is One by Christopher R. Bruno was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in April 2015. The ISBN for God is One is 9780567663061.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (April 2015)
Weight374g
Number of Pages272
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567663061
ISBN-10056766306X
Product Code4310590
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