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Endurance in Suffering: Hebrews 12:1-13 in Its Rhetorical Religious and Philosophical Context

N C Croy

Endurance in Suffering: Hebrews 12:1-13 in Its Rhetorical Religious and Philosophical Context

N C Croy

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Thorough examination of a passage from Hebrews in illuminating philosophical and religious contexts.

- Publisher Hebrews 12: 1-13 portrays the suffering of the community to which it is addressed by means of two images: an athletic contest, and Godas fatherly discipline. N. Clayton Croy provides a thorough exploration of the theme of suffering in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman traditions, and surveys the different interpretations of this passage which have been offered by Christian writers over the centuries. He argues that the concept of atraininga unites the passage, which presents Jesus as the supreme athlete, an agonistic exemplar for those running the race. These verses also support a non-punitive understanding of discipline, in which Godas children undergo a positive process of education. The educative notion of paideia combines with images of athletic training to establish a call to faithful endurance rather than repentance.

- Publisher Hebrews 12: 1-13 portrays the suffering of its readers with two images: an athletic contest, and God's fatherly discipline. N. Clayton Croy places this important passage in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman traditions. He argues that the idea of "training" unites the passage, which presents Jesus as the supreme athlete. It also supports a nonpunitive understanding of discipline, in which God's children undergo a positive process of education. These ideas combine to support a call in Hebrews to faithful endurance rather than repentance.

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Thorough examination of a passage from Hebrews in illuminating philosophical and religious contexts.
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Hebrews 12: 1-13 portrays the suffering of the community to which it is addressed by means of two images: an athletic contest, and Godas fatherly discipline. N. Clayton Croy provides a thorough exploration of the theme of suffering in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman traditions, and surveys the different interpretations of this passage which have been offered by Christian writers over the centuries. He argues that the concept of atraininga unites the passage, which presents Jesus as the supreme athlete, an agonistic exemplar for those running the race. These verses also support a non-punitive understanding of discipline, in which Godas children undergo a positive process of education. The educative notion of paideia combines with images of athletic training to establish a call to faithful endurance rather than repentance.
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Hebrews 12: 1-13 portrays the suffering of its readers with two images: an athletic contest, and God's fatherly discipline. N. Clayton Croy places this important passage in the context of Jewish and Greco-Roman traditions. He argues that the idea of "training" unites the passage, which presents Jesus as the supreme athlete. It also supports a nonpunitive understanding of discipline, in which God's children undergo a positive process of education. These ideas combine to support a call in Hebrews to faithful endurance rather than repentance.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

N C Croy

N. Clayton Croy is associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction, Retrospect, And Prospect
  • 2. Athletes And Exemplars
  • 3. Punitive And Non-punitive Suffering
  • 4. Endurance In Suffering: An Interpretation Of Hebrews 12:1-13
  • 5. Summary, Conclusions, And Theses.

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  • Catalogue Code 126671
  • Product Code 0521593050
  • EAN 9780521593052
  • Pages 262
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Hebrews
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Feb 1998
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.480kg

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