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Title: Through One Lord Only
Subtitle: Theological Interpretation of the Meaning of διά in 1 Cor 8,6
Author(s): ROMANOV, Andrey
Volume: 96 Issue: 3 Date: 2015
The present study attempts to clarify the theological meaning of διά in 1 Cor 8,6. Traditionally the preposition is understood as an indication of a contrast between God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus' role is described as either instrumental or analogous to the role of Jewish Wisdom. The present study questions these interpretations on the basis of the analysis of the structure of the verse. In this author's opinion, διά here indicates the unique functions of Jesus Christ which make him the co-worker of God the Father in both creation and salvation.