Belly And Body In The Pauline Epistles Paperback

by Karl Olav Sandnes;

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Belly And Body In The Pauline Epistles

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The belly is today a matter of much concern. Modern cultures, particularly in the West, have developed means to cultivate this part of the body: corsets, exercises, revealing fashions. In this compelling exploration of the 'belly' motif, Karl Olav Sandnes asks whether St Paul might be addressing a culture in which the stomach is similarly high on the agenda. The result is a surprising new insight into his writings. Paul twice mentions the enigmatic phrase 'belly-worship' (Phil 3; Rom 16). The proper context for these texts is the moral philosophy debate about mastering the desires, and the reputation of Epicurus' philosophy as promoting indulgence. The belly became a catchword for a life controlled by pleasures. Belly-worship was not only pejorative rhetoric, but developed from Paul's conviction that the body was destined to a future with Christ.

Belly And Body In The Pauline Epistles by Karl Olav Sandnes was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2005 and is our 66893rd best seller. The ISBN for Belly And Body In The Pauline Epistles is 9780521018968.

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Details for Belly And Body In The Pauline Epistles

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2005)
Number of Pages336
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1007424
Page last updated 15th December 2015
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