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The characterization of the Christ as ideal king in Ephesians.
Lack of consensus regarding an historical situation that occasioned the writing of Ephesians has led to a recent trend in research, which seeks to read the letter as addressing more broadly the related issues of identity ...
The Topography of utopia : Revelation 21-22 in light of ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman utopianism.
In this dissertation, I set out to achieve two primary goals: first, to construct a detailed description of ancient utopian expectations according to Greco-Roman and Jewish literature, and second, to read Revelation 21–22 ...
Figuring Jesus : the power of rhetorical figures of speech in the Gospel of Luke.
This dissertation examines Luke's use of rhetorical figures of speech on the lips of Jesus as a means of persuading his audience to accept a role-reversing message that challenged the social, religious, economic and political ...
A canonical exegesis of the eighth Psalm : YHWH's maintenance of the created order through divine reversal.
This dissertation presents a canonical exegesis of Psalm 8. The dissertation seeks to contribute to two areas of scholarship: 1) literature on the canonical approach to exegesis carrying forward the emphases first articulated ...
Reading the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) as the authorial audience.
Since the late 19th and early 20th centuries, interpretation of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus has tended to revolve around two primary issues: (1) the structure and unity of the parable; and (2) the search for ...