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Sufferings, Paul’s List of
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Lists of Paul’s sufferings and hardships appear in Rom 8:35; 1 Cor 4:11–13; 2 Cor 4:8f.; 6:4–10; 11:23–29; 12:10; Phil 4:12. German New Testament scholars call such a list a Peristasenkatalog, reflecting the terminology of Stoic and Cynic popular philosophy (Stoics, Cynics), where we also find such lists of adverse “circumstances” (peristaseis). Suffering them demonstrates the realization of philosophical theory in life (cf. Epict. Dissertationes I 24.1). In a Christian context, in Rom 8 Paul cites example of peristaseis that cannot separate the believer fr…

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Ebner, Martin, “Sufferings, Paul’s List of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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