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Title: Comment Paul voit la justice de Dieu en Rm
Subtitle: Enjeux d'une absence de définition
Author(s): ALETTI, Jean-Noël
Volume: 73 Issue: 3 Date: 1992
This article examines a silence in Rom: although there is much there about God's justice, the Apostle does not give a short and precise definition of exactly what he means by 'God's justice', neither at the beginning nor at the end of his argumentation. The answer is found in several places. This shows, most importantly, that Paul does not omit the definition of justice (human and divine) by an oversight. Rather, the reasons for his silence are mainly rhetorical. For him it is a question of modalities (the 'how') and these alone show, and thus 'define', divine justice.