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Title: Manifest in flesh : the epiphany Christology of the pastoral epistles
Author: Lau, Andrew Yu-Yee
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1993
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The primary objective of this thesis is to demonstrate that while the author of the Pastoral Epistles is faithful and committed to the apostolic gospel as well as strict in enforcing continuity with the primitive kerygmatic tradition, he is not, however, a mere mechanical transmitter or a lifeless purveyor of disparate christological traditions. Rather, he is a creative interpreter-theologian who has the ability to apply and to contemporize the existing traditional material by re-casting it within the distinctive framework of a coherent christology, that is, an 'Epiphany Christology'. Although this christology is couched in contemporary Hellenistic epiphany language, its predominant background is best seen in connection with the OT (Jewish-Hellenistic/LXX) idea of theophany, and its nature corresponds to the Pauline pre-existent and incarnational (Son of God) christology. With this epiphany christology the author intends to present a consistent understanding of the person and work of Christ in order to eludicate its christological significance and its present relevance to the particular historical context of his readers, that is the impending threat of heresy and apostasy in the church. He therefore shows a definite correlation between christology, ethics, and Christian existence.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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