Early Christian Studies Series Vol 20: One God as One God and One Lord: the Lordship of Jesus Christ as a Hermeneutical key to Paul’s Christology in 1 Corinthians (with a special focus on 1 Cor. 8:4-6), Andrey A. Romanov

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This exegetical analysis of 8:4-6 contributes to the ongoing discussion on Paul’s Christology and its role in the development of Early Christian thought. Paul’s representation of Jesus Christ as the Lord is analyzed in relation to Hellenistic, Roman, and Hewish religious worldviews in which other figures were also called lords. Implying a correlation between status and function of a particular lord and therefore denoting objective characteristics, ‘Lordship’ allows the categorization of various κύρίος-figures and the discernment of Christ’s peculiarities as κύρίος.

For Paul, ‘one God the Father’ and ‘one Lord Jesus Christ’ are co-workers in the universal process from creation to salvation. These unique functions indicate their unique status as the absolute Lords. Jewish tradition already presented the God of Israel as One true God because He is the absolute Lord, but now Paul includes both God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ in the One Godhead.

This analysis points to the historical and theological continuity in understanding and transmission of Christian Truth. The Christology of the Church Fathers is deeply rooted in Paul’s representation of the figure of Christ.

Andrey A. Romanov graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State University (MGU) in 1994, and has a PhD in History (Moscow, 1997) and a PhD in Theology (Leuven, 2018). He is currently Head of the Department of Humanities in the Institute of World Civilizations (IMC, Moscow).

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One God as One God and One Lord: the Lordship of Jesus Christ as a Hermeneutical key to Paul’s Christology in 1 Corinthians (with a special focus on 1 Cor. 8:4-6)
(Early Christian Studies, Vol 20)
By Andrey A. Romanov
©2021, 811 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1-925730-29-6 (Paperback)

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Weight 1.066 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 14.0 × 4.3 cm
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