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Der Autor bringt damit paulinische Theologie in einem veränderten historischen Kontext neu zur Sprache: Bezugspunkt sind nicht mehr wie noch bei Paulus die Spannungen zwischen der gemeinsamen christlichen Identität der Gemeindemitglieder und ihren unterschiedlichen kontextuellen Identitäten (wie das bei Bekehrungsreligionen üblicherweise der Fall ist), sondern die Unterschiede, die innerhalb der universalen Ekklesia zwischen den einzelnen Gemeinden auf Grund ihrer je eigenen Inkulturations- und Institutionalisierungsgeschichten bestehen.

10. – Diesem Zentrum steht als negierte Proposition die Sachverhaltsaussage gegenüber, dass die „Gerechtigkeit“ „nicht durch Werke des Gesetzes“ erlangt werden kann: oq dijaioOtai %mhqypor 1n 5qcym mºlou (Gal 2,16a; s. 28; s. auch Phil 3,9). Daran schließen sich zwei weitere Teilfelder an: zum einen der Verweis auf die „Sünde“ Die Entwicklung des paulinischen Christentums 35 als Begründung dafür, dass kein Mensch aus Werken des Gesetzes gerechtfertigt wird (erstmals Gal 3,22 und dann Röm 3,20; 7,7 – 25) und zum anderen die Aufhebung des Unterschieds zwischen Juden und Nichtjuden – und zwar entweder durch die Inklusivität des Glaubens (Röm 1,16; 3,27 – 30; 10,11f; Gal 2,15f) oder durch die Universalität der Sünde (Röm 1,18 – 3,20; bes.

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.

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