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As the Bandit Will I Confess You

As the Bandit Will I Confess You

2013 . Religion, Biblical Criticism & Interpretation . Mark G. Bilby

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As the Bandit Will I Confess You

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The story of the so-called Good Thief as found in Lc 23, 39-43 has a vibrant and diverse afterlife in early Christianity. Synoptic and eschatological disparities raise concerns and provoke a variety of harmonizations. Controversies notwithstanding, early interpreters occupy themselves most of all with the episode's potential for exhortation as they identify themselves and their hearers with the good bandit. He becomes a model of Christian practices, beliefs and virtues including worship, faith (even Nicea's formulation), justification by faith, conversion, catechesis, confession, martyrdom, baptism (in many modes), endurance, asceticism, simplicity of language, penitence, and last-minute salvation. A wide variety of typological readings fashion the bandit as the first to return to paradise and even a key participant in the pivotal moment of salvation-history. By around the late 4th century, the episode becomes a standard Good Friday lectionary reading and sermon topic in the East.

Year:

2013

Language:

English

Publisher:

Brepols / University of Strasbourg

Pages:

371

ISBN:

2906805122 (ISBN13: 9782906805125)

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