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Jesus into Paul: Embodying the Theology and Hermeneutic of the Whole Gospel

Table of Contents

Ch 1

Ch 2

Ch 3

Ch 4

Ch 5

Ch 6

Ch 7

Ch 8

Ch 9

Ch 10

Ch 11

Ch 12

Ch 13

Ch 14

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Table of contents

Scripture Index

Bibliography

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Ch 1 Introduced in the Beginning   1

The Epistemic Approach to the Whole 3

Theological Issues Preventing the Whole 10

The Nature of the Message (in "the unfolding of your words") 14

1. Cosmological 15

2. Relational 16

3. Whole 18

 

Ch 2 The Face   25

The Challenge of and for Face 25

The Embodied Face 32

The Distinguished Face 37

Turn from the Face 45

 

Ch 3 Presenting and Re-presenting the Person – Part 1   55

Presenting and Re-presenting 57

The Emerging Person 60

Reductionism Presented Explicitly 62

First Relational Test 63

Second Relational Test 66

Third Relational Test 67

The Person in Human Contexts 68

The Integral Person, not the Central Figure 79

 

Ch 4 Presenting the Person – Part 2   85

Presenting the Person to Paul 85

Epistemologically 87

Ontologically 88

Relationally 91

The Person Paul Presented 95

 

Ch 5 The Primacy of Relationship (Part 1) and the Human Condition   103

The Primacy of the Secondary 105

The Human Condition 110

Its Issues of Self-Autonomy, Self-Determination, & Self-Justification 114

Self-Autonomy: Matthew 5:21-48 122

Self-Determination: Matthew 6:1-34 130

Self-Justification: Matthew 7:1-27 137

The Primacy of the Qualitative and the Relational 144

 

Ch 6 The Gospel Embodied in Whole   151

The Shift of the Gospel 152

Strategic Shift 153

Tactical Shift 155

Functional Shift 158

Embodied in Whole 164

Extended Embodying of the Whole Gospel 168

 

Ch 7 The Black Swan of Whole Theology   175

Encountering the Improbable 176

Dividing Theology and Its Hybrid 182

The Theology of Wholeness 193

Is Christ Divided Today? 206

 

Ch 8 The New Wine and Old Wineskins   211

Seeds of the New Wine 212

The Identity of the New Wine 214

New Wine Identity Formation 221

1st – 4th Beatitudes 223

The Relational Outcome of the New Wine 233

5th – 8th Beatitudes 235

The Nature of Old Wineskins and the Flow of the New Wine 243

 

Ch 9 Jesus’ Relational Replacement   249

The Missed-understood Person 249

The Spirit and Paul 254

Integral, Pleroma Pneumatology 257

Participating in God’s Life 266

 

Ch 10 Paul’s Pleroma Theology   271

Paul’s Antecedents and His Continuity 273

Pleroma Christology 279

Pleroma Christology Completed 291

Pleroma Soteriology 301

Pleroma Soteriology Completed 309

 

Ch 11 The Primacy of Relationship (Part 2)

in the Trinity and in Likeness in the Church   319

The Primacy Fulfilled in Whole 320

Whole Monotheism 328

The Trinity Distinguished in Relationship 330

The Church in Likeness 343

 

Ch 12 The Kingdom into Church   359

The Qualitative Shape of the Kingdom 360

Its Questions and Approach 360

Its Whole and Reductionism 361

The Old and the New 362

The Problem with Kingly Rule 364

Its Qualitative Relational Nature and Function 366

Clarification and Summary Issues 368

The Emergence and Formation of Church 373

Paul’s Ecclesiology of the Whole 377

Pauline Development 377

The Roots of Ekklesia 378

Paul’s Pleroma Ecclesiology 379

Its Functional Basis 380

Its Ontology and Function of the Church 385

Its Functional Significance 390

Its Functional Imperatives and Implications 397

Jesus’ Post-Ascension Discourse for Ecclesiology to be Whole 404

 

Ch 13 The Relational Outcome ‘Already’: The Church Alive in Wholeness 417

Distinguished in and to the World 418

The Church Alive in Wholeness 425

The Church on the Offensive 427

Leadership in the New Creation 428

The Church in Love 433

The Church in the New Relational Order 436

The Church as Equalizer from Inner Out 439

The Church in Its Own Difference 460

Holy Communion in Whole 467

 

Ch 14 Held Together in the Innermost: Theological and Functional Implications for the Church and Academy   471

The Word in the Innermost 472

Integrally Embodying the Whole Theology and Hermeneutic 478

Communicating the Word 485

Wholeness in Theological Education 488

The Three "AREs" of Jesus’ Pedagogy 491

 

Scripture Index (Primary Source) 497

 

Bibliography (Secondary Source) 507

 

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