Christ as the Telos of Life: Moral Philosophy, Athletic by Bradley Arnold

By Bradley Arnold

Bradley Arnold examines the argumentative good judgment and vital goal in Paul's letter to the Philippians. A historic context is mapped out that's worthwhile for those reasons, studying the large constitution of inspiration in old ethical philosophy (namely, Aristotle, Epicureanism, and Stoicism), historic athletics, and vibrant description. the writer then makes use of those parts to explain the character of Paul's argument in Philippians. In an exegetical research of the complete letter he demonstrates that Paul's argument is based equally to the trend of considering in historical ethical philosophy and that inside this framework Paul makes use of athletics at key areas to conceptualize the character of Christian life. He argues that Paul sums up his standpoint on lifestyles with similar to the runner in Phil 3:13-14, which features as a vibrant description. This imagery performs a vital function in Paul's rhetorical goal during this letter, offering in nuce his persuasive charm for the Philippians to pursue Christ because the ????? of life.

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