Thanksgiving: A Biblical-Theological Investigation of a Pauline Theme (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
Author: David W. Pao Retail Price: $24.00 Our Price: $17.99
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(from the cover) 'Be thankful' (Colossians 3:15) is a recurring exhortation in the letters of the apostle Paul. No other New Testament writer gives such a sustained emphasis on thanksgiving--and yet, major modern studies of Paul fail to wrestle with it.
David Pao shows how, for Paul, thanksgiving is grounded in the covenantal traditions of salvation history. To offer thanks to God is to live a life of worship and to anticipate the future acts of God, all in submission to the lordship of Christ. Ingratitude to God is idolatry. Thanksgiving functions as a link between theology, including eschatology, and ethics.