Christ the Ideal King: Cultural Context, Rhetorical by Julien Smith

By Julien Smith

A important rhetorical technique of Ephesians comprises the portrayal of Christ as an amazing king who reunites a fractured cosmos and humanity via his reign. during this finished examine, Julien Smith exhibits how this literary characterization unifies the letter's significant topics: reconciling humanity with God, uniting Jew and gentile, constructing ecclesiastical concord, and defeating opposed powers arrayed opposed to the church. the writer grounds his research in an intensive account of the kingly ideal's strong modern cultural resonance, which used to be rooted within the frequent craving inside of either Greco-Roman and Jewish concept for a golden age inaugurated by way of a divinely ordained monarch. For Ephesians' writer and viewers, in basic terms Christ the appropriate king has energy to shape id and rework behavior.

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