Date of Award
Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
Romans 13:10; Romans 15:29; 1 Corinthians 10:26; Romans 11:12; 25; Galatians 4:4f; Ephesians 1:9f; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:9; Ephesians 1:23; Ephesians 3:19; Ephesians 4:13; Ephesians 3:4; 1 Kings 8:10f; John 2:19; John 2:21; Ephesians 1:23; Ephesians 2:21; Romans 13:1-10; Romans 15:29; Ephesians 1:10
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the meaning of the word πλήεωμα as it is used by St. Paul and from its theological content to ascertain Paul's contribution to Christology in his employment of the concept. Theologically Paul's concept of Pleroma is among his basic concepts. This is particularly true in his epistles to the Ephesians and to the Colossians. In the latter Paul uses Pleroma to give his readers a glimpse into the deep relationship which exists between the Father and the Son, while in the former epistle he moves Pleroma over into the realm of Ecclesiology to describe the relationship existing between Christ and His Church.
Merklinger, Harold, "The Concept of Pleroma in its Contribution to Pauline Christology" (1964). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 291.
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