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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 2 2021 7:21 PM

I recently read “Salvation by Allegiance Alone” where the author, Matthew Bates, proposes “allegiance” as the most accurate translation of pistis. Even though he recognizes that we should not read all the content of allegiance in every occurrence of pistis in the NT, I suspect that it is what many might be tempted to do. I wonder if, in the light of cognitive linguistics, we should be focused on frame semantics and let the context defines more accurately the meaning of the word. What does everyone think?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 2 2021 9:03 PM

Technically, these forums discuss FL products and resources, not items that might be considered theological or controversial. What I can say is that reviews of the book did not tempt me to actually read the book.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 9 2021 8:22 PM

See:

https://academic.logos.com/salvation-by-faith-or-allegiance-alone-matthew-bates-in-the-hot-seat-part-1/

Picking up terms can allow you to explore your Library to get different point of views:

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 10 2021 7:19 AM

"Contraversial" is a great word.

The OP seems to be use the book as an evocative example of the discussion presented: 

Should we be focused on frame semantics and let the context define more accurately the meaning of the word?

I don't know how to determine in these forums what "everyone" thinks, but a Logos store search brings up some useful results:

Try it.
https://www.logos.com/search?query=frame%20semantics&sortBy=Relevance&limit=60&page=1&ownership=all&geographicAvailability=availableToMe 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 10 2021 2:30 PM

GaoLu:
"Contraversial" is a great word.

Oh the pitfalls of typos and rotten spelling combined with over-reliance on spell checker. Wink

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 10 2021 6:01 PM

There is interesting information in journals.

"Die Motive des Glaubens an die Gebetserhörung im Alten Testament, von Privatdozent Lic. Justus Köberle (Leipzig: Deichert, 1901; M. 1), is a Festschrift of thirty pages. It collects within this space the wealth of material in the Old Testament, touching national and individual prayers. And, better than this, the author attempts to find in each instance the grounds on which the suppliant expects an answer to his prayer. For example, Hosea bases it on repentance; Isaiah, on faithful allegiance to Yahweh; Jeremiah, on his divine call and his moral fidelity. This is a valuable treatise, and will be productive of greater good if it were liberally expanded.—Ira M. Price."

 Price, I. M. (1902). Review of Mounds, Monuments, and Inscriptions by Mark B. Chapman, Daniel, Darius the Median, Cyrus the Great by Joseph Horner, Higher Criticism and the Monuments by Sayce, The Šamaš Religious Texts by Clifton Daggett Gray, and Die Motive des Glaubens an die Gebetserhörung im Alten Testament by Justus Köberle. The American Journal of Theology, VI(2), 386–387.

 

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