Paul's Eschatological Anthropology Hardback

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Paul's Eschatological Anthropology

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In this study, Sarah Harding examines Paul's anthropology from the perspective of eschatology, concluding that the apostle's view of humans is a function of his belief that the cosmos evolves through distinct aeons in progress toward its telos. Although scholars have frequently assumed that Paul's anthropological utterances are arbitrary, inconsistent, or dependent upon parallel views extant in the first-century world, Harding shows that these assumptions only arise when Paul's anthropology is considered apart from its eschatological context. That context includes the temporal distinction of the old aeon, the new aeon, and the significant overlap of aeons in which those "in Christ" dwell, as well as a spatial dimension that comprises the cosmos and the powers that dominate it (especially sin and the Holy Spirit). These eschatological dimensions determine the value Paul attaches to any particular anthropological "aspect." Harding examines the cosmological power dominant in each aeon and the structures through which, in Paul's view, these influence human beings, examining texts in which Paul discusses nous, kardia, and s?ma in each aeon.

Paul's Eschatological Anthropology by Sarah Harding was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in February 2016. The ISBN for Paul's Eschatological Anthropology is 9781506408149.

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Details for Paul's Eschatological Anthropology

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (February 2016)
Number of Pages512
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4375961
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