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You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

9780567654182

You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Amy L.B. Peeler

Bloomsbury

2014

224 pages

$120.00

Hardcover

Library of New Testament Studies; 486

BS2775

Peeler argues that the familial imagery in the Epistle to the Hebrews shapes the author's presentation of the three primary persons of the sermon: God; Jesus; and the humans in relationship with them, the author, and his audience. By portraying God as father, he conveys his sovereignty and magnanimity, she says, and by portraying Jesus as son conveys both his sovereignty and obedience. Finally, God's paternal relationship with Jesus grants the audience members their identity and hope as children of God. She covers the appointed heir of all things, the suffering heir of God's children, the filial context of the cultic motif in Hebrews, and the assembly of the firstborn. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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