Die verhouding tussen kerk en ἁɣáπɳ in Pauliniese perspektief
The aim of this contribution is to investigate the pivotal semantic position taken by ἁɣáπɳ in its relationship to the Pauline concept of church. ἁɣáπɳ is a kóπos a strenuous labour (1 Thess. 1:3), not to be considered a means or strategy to achieve something but to characterise the typical depicted eschatological character of the Pauline έΚΚλɳσία. Selected aspects of ἁɣáπɳ in 1 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Romans, Galatians and Ephesians are investigated to illustrate the remarkable relationship between έΚΚλɳσία and ἁɣáπɳ.