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Apokaliptyczny gniew Boga i jego miejsce w Ewangelii Pawła (Rz 1,18-32)

Marcin Kowalski


The article analyzes the motif of divine wrath in Rom 1:18-32. The author starts from the survey of the recent proponents of the “apocalyptic Paul” (Albert Schweitzer, Ernst Käsemann, J. Christiaan Beker, Douglas Campbell, N.T. Wright et. al.). Next, the basic elements of the apocalyptic language in Rom 1,18-32 are scrutinized: the idea of revelation (ἀποκαλύπτ-), God’s sovereign rule over the world (παραδίδωμι), and God’s saving wrath (ὀργή). Subsequently, the author demonstrates the place and the dynamics of Rom 1:18-32 in the context of Pauline argumentation in Rom 1 – 4. The paper finishes with a concise presentation of the idea of divine wrath in the Old Testament, in the Jewish and in the Greco-Roman literature, which allows to discover the novelty and the apocalyptic dimension of God’s wrath in Paul.

Słowa kluczowe

apokaliptyka, Rz 1,18-32, gniew Boży, retoryka, ewangelia Pawła, grecko-rzymski świat



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