Brian Abasciano On the Corporate Perspective of Paul and His Culture, the Translation of Rom 9:6b, and Corporate Election in Romans 9

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This document contains two excerpts from Brian Abasciano, “Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9.1-9: An Intertextual and Theological Exegesis” (Ph.D. thesis; University of Aberdeen, 2004). This doctoral dissertation is available in full at the Society of Evangelical Arminians website, and has been revised and published in a shorter form under the same title. The first excerpt provided here addresses the corporate orientation of Paul and his culture, which serves as significant context for Paul’s concept of corporate election. The second excerpt addresses the translation of Romans 9:6b, countering John Piper’s view of the verse advanced in his well known study, The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23, used to support Piper’s position of unconditional individualistic election. The second excerpt further argues for corporate election unto salvation in Romans 9 over against individualistic election. Please click on the attachment to view the file.  Abasciano On the Corporate Perepsective of Paul and His Culture the Translation of Rom. 9_6b, and Corporate Election in Romans 9