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D. ], Paul and 32 Michael Wolter entspricht, dass die Ekklesia im Epheserbrief nicht mehr wie noch bei Paulus die einzelne Ortsgemeinde ist, sondern eine überlokale Größe. Dementsprechend kommt sie hier auch immer nur als die eine Ekklesia vor. Das bedeutet aber nicht, dass sie sich zu einer eigenständigen Größe verselbständigt hätte, die als Institution unabhängig von den Glaubenden und Getauften existierte. Sie besteht vielmehr aus denen, die ihr angehören. In semantischer Hinsicht gebraucht der Epheserbrief den Begriff 1jjkgs¸a insofern als Synekdoche, d.
51 – 55; 1 Thess 4,15 – 17 der Fall ist. Stattdessen wird im Kol und Eph immer nur mit Hilfe von kurzen, komprehensiven und theologisch deutenden Formulierungen von den zukünftigen eschatischen Ereignissen gesprochen. Wenn wir den propositionalen Gehalt der einschlägigen Aussagen zusammenstellen, wird deutlich, worauf Christen hoffen dürfen: „Christus wird offenbart (b Wqist¹r vameqyh0)“ (Kol 3,4). r s»m aqt` vameqyh¶seshe 1m dºn,)“ (Kol 3,4). dij_m jol¸setai d Ad¸jgsem, ja· oqj 5stim pqosypokglx¸a)“ (Kol 3,25).
Marc. 11). , Pan. 1 – 5). However, it is striking that Tertullian makes a number of references to Marcion’s “Antitheses” in Book Four on Marcion’s Gospel, but none at all in Book Five, where he is tackling the Pauline letters. 23 Nonetheless, there can be little doubt that Paul’s argu21 Cf. “Certainly, he has directed everything on which he has laboured, including by the preparation of the Antitheses, to this end, in order to establish the difference of old and new covenant, and thus his Christ as separated from the creator, as of another God, and as alien to the law and prophets” (Adv.