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dc.contributor.authorBerry, Wade Jasonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:12Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:12Z
dc.date.created2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifieretd-10242011-121025en_US
dc.identifierumi-10259en_US
dc.identifiercat-001774023en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4291
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed Oct. 24, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2011.en_US
dc.description"Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation."en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation director: Carolyn Osiek.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.descriptionThis study explains Paul's assertions about the Spirit in his letter to the Galatians by exploring the role the Spirit plays in his identity construction strategy. The study's argument moves in four stages. First, it argues that Paul uses the letter to construct an identity for his Galatian converts and to persuade them to embrace and implement that identity. Second, it argues that this identity is both social and moral in character--a fact that allows Paul's argument to be analyzed using the tools of social psychology (specifically, the Social Identity Approach). Third, it argues that this identity is defined by its association with Christ, with God, and with the eschatological situation. As Paul presents his construction of these entities, he is simultaneously giving shape to the identity he wants his converts to adopt as their own. Fourth, it argues that this identity is constituted by the active, empowering presence of the Spirit. For Paul, identification with Christ through faith is coincidental with reception of the Spirit, and the presence of the Spirit plays a significant role in the formation and maintenance of the identity category Paul describes as God's family.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, TX : [Texas Christian University],en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPaul, the Apostle, Saint.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBible. Socio-rhetorical criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBible. Social scientific criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHoly Spirit.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial perception.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial groups.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroup identity.en_US
dc.titleThe spirit and social and moral identity in Paul's letter to the Galatians [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentBrite Divinity School
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.academicunitBrite Divinity School
local.subjectareaReligion (Brite)


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