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Ancestry And Descendancy In Romans 4

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This chapter provides new ways that Christians in Zimbabwe can similarly appropriate Abraham as a spiritual ancestor within their world view, and consequently accept Jesus as a cross-cultural savior. It discusses about three issues. First, the chapter explores the image of the spiritual Abraham in Romans 4:1-25. Second, it examines the image of Abraham's God revealed both in Genesis and Romans 4. Third, the chapter also briefly examines the faith that Paul is advocating for the good of all nations. Investigating these issues is the key to a postcolonial interpretation of the God of Abraham that Paul is proposing in Romans. Aeneas is essentially a cultural construct who functions as a symbol of unity for Greeks and Romans. Thus, Aeneas and Abraham contributed to the formation of societies.

Keywords: Abraham; Aeneas; God; Paul; Romans



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