Functional Teleology and the Coherence of Ephesians

A Comparative and Reception-Historical Approach
 
 
Mohr Siebeck (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
  • |
  • erschienen am 31. August 2018
  • |
  • 268 Seiten
 
E-Book | PDF mit Adobe-DRM | Systemvoraussetzungen
978-3-16-156076-7 (ISBN)
 
Eric Covington examines the way in which Ephesians coherently holds together cosmological, Christological, ecclesiological, and ethical elements within its vision of the early Christian way of life. He begins by investigating the extent to which the categories of functional teleology featured within ethical reflection in both Greco-Roman and early Jewish traditions. Next, he analyzes the letter's Auslegungsgeschichte, focusing on Thomas Aquinas' medieval commentary, to demonstrate how Ephesians has previously been interpreted through the lens of teleology. Finally, he turns to an historical-exegetical examination of Ephesians to demonstrate the way in which the letter uses the categories and concepts of functional teleology. He concludes that Ephesians identifies the appropriate way of life in light of an individual and ecclesial telos within God's ultimus finis for all of creation.
  • Englisch
  • Tübingen
  • |
  • Deutschland
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 2,20 MB
978-3-16-156076-7 (9783161560767)
10.1628/978-3-16-156076-7
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
  • Cover
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The Question of Coherence in Ephesians
  • 2.1. Introduction
  • 2.2. The Conceptual Coherence of Ephesians in Recent Scholarship
  • 2.2.1. Ephesians and Post-1940s Ecclesiology
  • 2.2.2. Ephesians and Gnosticism
  • 2.2.3. Ephesians in Modern Comparative Study
  • 2.2.4. Ephesians and Greco-Roman Rhetoric
  • 2.2.5. Ephesians and Ancient Political Philosophy
  • 2.2.6. Ephesians and Ancient Folk Religion
  • 2.2.7. Ephesians and Socio-Scientific Studies
  • 2.2.8. Summary: The Problem of Conceptual Coherence in Ephesians
  • 2.3. Observation: Modern Virtue Ethics and Ancient Ethical Thought
  • 2.3.1. Telos and Human Function in Ancient Ethical Thought
  • 2.3.2. The Erosion and Inversion of Teleological Thought in Modernity
  • 2.4. Hypothesis, Aims, and Structure
  • 2.4.1. Hypothesis: Ephesians and the Logic of Functional Teleology
  • 2.4.2. Previous Teleological Approaches in New Testament Studies
  • 2.4.3. Preliminary Definitions
  • 2.4.4. Aims and Structure
  • 2.5. Method and Methodology
  • 2.5.1. Reading Ephesians within the Ancient Thought World
  • 2.5.2. Analogical Comparative Studies in Biblical and Ancient Philosophical Ethics
  • 2.5.3. Auslegungsgeschichte and the Interpretation of Ephesians
  • Part One: Functional Teleology in the Ancient Thought World
  • Chapter 3: Teleology in Ancient Ethical Thought
  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. The Tablet of Cebes and Ancient Teleological Ethics
  • 3.2.1. The Tablet of Cebes
  • 3.2.2. Teleological Ethics and The Tablet of Cebes
  • 3.2.3. Teleology in Ancient Ethics
  • 3.3. The Corporeal Metaphor, Teleology, and the Functional Argument
  • 3.3.1. The Corporeal Metaphor and the Functional Argument in Aristotle
  • 3.3.2. The Corporeal Metaphor and the Functional Argument in Other Ethical Traditions
  • 3.4. Functional Teleology: A Précis of Ancient Teleological Coherence
  • 3.5. Conclusion
  • Chapter 4: Functional Teleology in Ancient Ethical Traditions
  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. Functional Teleology in Epicureanism
  • 4.2.1. Cosmology
  • 4.2.2. Teleology
  • 4.2.3. Teleological Ethics
  • 4.3. Functional Teleology in Stoicism
  • 4.3.1. Cosmology
  • 4.3.2. Teleology
  • 4.3.3. Teleological Ethics
  • 4.4. Functional Teleology in Early Jewish Writings
  • 4.4.1. Functional Teleology in 1 Enoch 1-5
  • 4.4.2. Functional Teleology in Sirach
  • 4.4.3. Functional Teleology in Wisdom of Solomon
  • 4.5. Conclusion
  • Part Two: Functional Teleology in Thomas Aquinas' ad Ephesios
  • Chapter 5: Aquinas' ad Ephesios in Context
  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Aquinas as Exegete
  • 5.3. Aquinas as Theological Exegete: On the Basis of Divine Revelation
  • 5.4. Aquinas as Philosophical-Theological Exegete: The Use of Human Reason and Logic
  • 5.4.1. The Essence/Existence Divide and Movement from Potential to Actual
  • 5.4.2. Functional Teleology: Perfection and Completion in Complex Systems
  • 5.4.3. Human Teleology: The Beatific Vision as Ultimus Finis
  • 5.4.4. Teleology in Human Ethics and Behavior
  • 5.5. Conclusion: Aquinas as Biblical Exegete at the Horizons of Philosophical-Theological Interpretation
  • Chapter 6: Functional Teleology in Aquinas' ad Ephesios
  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Prologue to the Lectura
  • 6.3. Epistolary Greeting: Ephesians 1:1-2
  • 6.4. Strengthening the Church in Good Habits: Ephesians 1:3-3:21
  • 6.4.1. Divine Blessings Given Through Christ (Eph 1:3-21)
  • 6.4.2. Blessings in Relation to their Former Condition (Eph 2:1-22)
  • 6.4.3. The Blessing of the Revelation of the Mystery to Paul (Eph 3:1-21)
  • 6.5. Spurring Them on to Greater Good: Ephesians 4:1-6:9
  • 6.5.1. Admonition to Preserve Ecclesial Unity (Eph 4:1-16)
  • 6.5.2. Precepts for Preserving Unity (Eph 4:17-6:9)
  • 6. The Power for Accomplishing Unity: Ephesians 6:10-24
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Part Three: Functional Teleology in Ephesians
  • Chapter 7: The Teleological Cosmology of Ephesians
  • 7.1. Introduction
  • 7.2. The Eulogy and the Ephesian Weltbild
  • 7.2.1. God's Establishment of Cosmic Purpose in 1:4-6
  • 7.2.2. The Ultimus Finis of All Things: Anakephalaiosis and the Praise of God's Glory
  • 7.3. The Enthronement of Christ and the Ephesian Weltbild
  • 7.4. Christ's Descent and Ascent and the Ephesian Weltbild
  • 5. Summary
  • Chapter 8: Functional Teleology in Ephesians
  • 8.1. Introduction
  • 8.2. Function and Purpose: Attaining the ????? ???????
  • 8.2.1. The Corporeal Metaphor and the Function of Individual Members: Eph 4:11-16
  • 8.2.2. The Ultimus Finis of the Ecclesial Gifts: Eph 4:13
  • 8.3. Telic Perspectives in the Eulogy
  • 8.3.1. Elected and Predestined for a Purpose: Eph 1:3-5
  • 8.3.2. The Earnest of the Inheritance: Eph 1:13-14
  • 8.4. Telos and Ekklesia
  • 8.4.1. The New Humanity and the Unified Church: Ephesians 2
  • 8.4.2. The Political Metaphor: Eph 2:19
  • 8.4.3. The Architectural Metaphor: Eph 2:20-22
  • 8.5. The Ecclesial Telos within the Cosmic Anakephalaiosis
  • 8.6. Summary
  • Chapter 9: Teleological Ethics in Ephesians
  • 9.1. Introduction
  • 9.2. Where Do the "Ethics" Begin?
  • 9.3. The Teleological Basis of Ethics in Ephesians
  • 9.4. Living as the New Humanity
  • 9.5. Living as One Who Will Attain the Inheritance
  • 9.6. The Haustafel: Teleological Ethics within the Household
  • 9.7. The Armor of God: Living in the Cosmic System
  • 9.8. Conclusion
  • Part Four: Eis to Telos
  • Chapter 10: Reading Ephesians through the Lens of Functional Teleology
  • 10.1. Overview
  • 10.2. Functional Teleology and the Coherence of Ephesians
  • 10.3. Functional Teleology and the "Doctrine" of Ephesians
  • 10.3.1. Functional Teleology and Ecclesial Unity
  • 10.3.2. Functional Teleology and Cosmic Christology
  • 10.3.3. Functional Teleology and Eschatology in Ephesians
  • Chapter 11: Significance and Implications
  • 11.1. Overview
  • 11.2 Thomas Aquinas and the Interpretation of Ephesians
  • 11.2.1. Aquinas, Teleology, and Ephesians' Auslegungsgeschichte
  • 11.2.2. Aquinas and the Interrelation of Ephesians' Ecclesial Metaphors
  • 11.2.3. Aquinas and the Teleological Conceptions of Hope, Completion, and Perfection
  • 11.2.4. Aquinas, Teleology, and Inaugurated Eschatology
  • 11.2.5. Reception History and Modern Biblical Studies
  • 11.3. Implications: Ancient Philosophy, Early Christianity, and Ethics
  • Bibliography
  • Index of References
  • Index of Modern Authors
  • Subject Index
DNB DDC Sachgruppen
Dewey Decimal Classfication (DDC)

Dateiformat: PDF
Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM (Digital Rights Management)

Systemvoraussetzungen:

Computer (Windows; MacOS X; Linux): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose Software Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

Tablet/Smartphone (Android; iOS): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose App Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

E-Book-Reader: Bookeen, Kobo, Pocketbook, Sony, Tolino u.v.a.m. (nicht Kindle)

Das Dateiformat PDF zeigt auf jeder Hardware eine Buchseite stets identisch an. Daher ist eine PDF auch für ein komplexes Layout geeignet, wie es bei Lehr- und Fachbüchern verwendet wird (Bilder, Tabellen, Spalten, Fußnoten). Bei kleinen Displays von E-Readern oder Smartphones sind PDF leider eher nervig, weil zu viel Scrollen notwendig ist. Mit Adobe-DRM wird hier ein "harter" Kopierschutz verwendet. Wenn die notwendigen Voraussetzungen nicht vorliegen, können Sie das E-Book leider nicht öffnen. Daher müssen Sie bereits vor dem Download Ihre Lese-Hardware vorbereiten.

Bitte beachten Sie bei der Verwendung der Lese-Software Adobe Digital Editions: wir empfehlen Ihnen unbedingt nach Installation der Lese-Software diese mit Ihrer persönlichen Adobe-ID zu autorisieren!

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer E-Book Hilfe.


Download (sofort verfügbar)

84,00 €
inkl. 5% MwSt.
Download / Einzel-Lizenz
PDF mit Adobe-DRM
siehe Systemvoraussetzungen
E-Book bestellen