Between Horror and Hope: Paul’s Metaphorical Language of Death in Romans 6:1–11
by Sorin Sabou
The Apostle Paul is the most notable Christian missionary and perhaps the most influential New Testament author. The greatest theologians in the church’s history—Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Karl Barth, and others—have repeatedly turned to Paul, and the central doctrines of the church hinge on the theology found in Paul’s writings. Yet in recent decades, disputes over the historicity of Paul’s letters and the emergence of the New Perspective have led scholars to reevaluate central Pauline texts, leading to controversy, dispute, and a fractured understanding of Paul’s intent.
This book argues that Paul's metaphorical language of death in Romans 6:1–11 conveys two aspects: horror and hope. The horror aspect is conveyed by the crucifixion language, and the hope aspect by burial language. The life of the Christian believer is understood, as relationship with sin is concerned (“death to sin”), between these two realities: horror and hope.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Short preface by the author
Praise for the Print Edition
An important resource for scholars and preachers alike.
- Title: Between Horror and Hope: Paul’s Metaphorical Language of Death in Romans 6:1–11
- Author: Sorin Sabou
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 159
About Sorin Sabou
Sorin Sabou is Lecturer at Bucharest Baptist Seminary and Senior Pastor of the Romanian Baptist Church, Brasov, Romania.