The Groans of "Brother Saul": An Exploratory Reading of Romans 8 for "Survival"

Emerson B. Powery

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 7/1/2004

Issue: Going West: The Americanization of America (Vol. 24, No 3, Summer, 2004)

Many liberation theologians have shunned or opposed Pauline theology, seeing it as having contributed to systems of oppression. But Paul's emphasis on the groaning of the Spirit implies disorder. It encourages us also to see the disorder and to join the Spirit's groaning, turning our groans into action.

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