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    Autor: Patrik Peter Vnučko

    In: Verba Theologica

    ISSN: 1336-1635 (Print)

    ISSN: 2644-4844 (Online)

    Ročník: 22

    Číslo: 2

    Strany: 26-47

    Rok vydania: 2023

    Vydavateľ: VERBUM – vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku

    Abstract: Joy is an important element in all of Paul’s letters. This article analyzes the theme of joy in First Thessalonians and the contribution it makes to the theme of joy in Christian life. The terminology of joy (the noun χαρά and the verb χαίρω) occurs six times in this letter. The article exegetes each of these instances and in their immediate context. The exegesis shows the following inherent characteristics of joy as found in this epistle: joy originates from the Holy Spirit and it has a complex shape – it is the joy of the word of God together with its reception and action; it is the joy of faith, conversion, and a new way of life. It is also joy in spite of many tribulations and suffering. Last but not least, this joy is a part of God´s will, and on that account Paul encourages his readers to perserve in joy.

    Keywords:  eschatology, faith, First Epistle to the Thessalonians, Holy Spirit, imitation of Christ, joy, love, prayer, suffering


    VNUČKO, Patrik Peter. Radosť v Prvom liste Solúnčanom. In: Verba Theologica [online]. Ružomberok: VERBUM – vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku, 2023, 22 (2), s. 26-47. ISSN 1336-1635 (Print). ISSN 2644-4844 (Online). Dostupné na internete: https://doi.org/10.54937/vt.2023.22.2.26-47