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Apoštol Pavel a „pravda“


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The Apostle Paul and 'Truth'

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The contribution seeks to disclose and evaluate the position of the concept of 'truth' with the apostle Paul. The term ἀλήθεια, whose primary meaning is 'truth', occurs in Paul’s undisputed letters only 22 times. Because the most frequent occurrence is in 2 Corinthians and Romans (8 times in each), it is apparent that Paul’s usage of this term increased over time and the apostle used it not only in connection with love and as the opposite of wrongdoing (cf. 1 Cor 13:6 and Rom 1:18; 2:8), but also saw God (cf. Rom 1:25; 3:7; 15:8) and Christ (cf. 2 Cor 11:10; Rom 9:1) as present in it. Although 'truth' was not the most central theological term for Paul, he would have readily accepted Christ’s words in John 14:6 ("I am … the truth") as perfectly corresponding to his theology.








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