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Title: Zum Paradox vom 'Verlieren' und 'Finden' des Lebens
Author(s): SCHMIDT, Ulrich
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 89    Issue: 3   Date: 2008   
Pages: 329-351
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.89.3.3188955

Abstract :
Jesus’ paradox of losing and finding one’s life is well attested. According to its contexts, interpreters relate the logion predominantly to martyrdom and death. But a closer look reveals that this word is an assertion in favour of life which functions as a maxim of Jesus’ teaching and view of life. It is the context many of his sayings and behavorial patterns. The issue of a 'recompense' after death is merely a consequence of the original intention.

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