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Das Verständnis von Arbeit im Neuen Testament im Horizont der Naherwartung

D. Dormeyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 45, No 4 | a2330 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v45i4.2330 | © 1989 D. Dormeyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1989 | Published: 09 January 1989

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D. Dormeyer, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany

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Understanding labour in the New Testament against the backdrop of the delay of the parousia
What is central in the New Testament: industriousness (cf 2 Th 3: 10) or labour evasion (cf Mt 6: 25)? It seems as if both perceptions are presented in the New Testament. The article aims to discuss the issue by exploring labour as a theological concept against its Old Testament, Judaistic and Greek background, as well as against the backdrop of the delay of the parousia in New Testament times. Subsequently, a social-theoretical based theology of labour is abstracted from the biblical ethos, and particularly from Jesus’ acts and the believes of the New Testament communities. Such an ethos comprises the right of man to labour, to provide for oneself, but to be human in respect of other.


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