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Bibil Identifier bibil:143099
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Paul among the Philosophers: The Case of Sin in Romans 6-8
Author Wasserman, Emma
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 30, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 387-415 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Against the prevailing view that Paul is (at most) marginally influenced by Greek intellectual traditions, this article argues that Romans 6...8 manifests certain Platonic traditions about the soul. Following a consideration of scholarship on Pauline anthropology and a critical definition of discourse, Paul's appropriation of Greek philosophy is recast as the adaptation of a Platonic discourse about extreme immorality or the death of the soul. This discourse explains the language about sin, death, flesh, passions and the body; the metaphors of enslavement, imprisonment and rule that predominate in these chapters; and the inciting role of law in Rom. 7.7-13.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sin
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Philosophy : Middle Platonism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Soul
Pericopes Romans 6-8
Romans 7,7-7,13
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