In this article Harvey makes a distinction between the "with Christ" and "in Christ" motifs as used by the apostle Paul. In studies when the "with Christ" concept is addressed, it is frequently associated with Paul's eschatology. This essay wants to examine the available data and reach some conclusions about how Paul uses the phrase.
What is the relationship between theological expression and the creedal character of the gospel? In what sense is the gospel a creed? This essay defends the thesis that the theology of Paul is given a structure as a creed. This creed remained constant and unchanging. The author illustrates it from the way Paul defends the gospel in Colossians, in particular Colossians 1 and Colossians 2.