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Bibil Identifier bibil:212440
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Soul's Comeback
Title (English, ) Immortality and Resurrection in Early Christianity
Author Bovon, François
Journal Harvard Theological Review (Volume: 103, Issue: 4)
2nd Publication The Soul's Comeback: Immortality and Resurrection in Early Christianity
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 387-406 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the middle of the twentieth century biblical scholars claimed the unity of the human person as the core of biblical anthropology. The Hebrew term נפש, “life,” “person,” was no longer to be translated as “soul,” and the best English equivalent for the Greek ψυχή was “person.” In the seventies and eighties, on both sides of the Atlantic, the pendulum swung even further, to the point of favoring the body. In Paris, in the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Pierre Geoltrain offered a lecture course on the “body” in several texts of the New Testament, while in the United States Dale Martin worked on his book published under the title The Corinthian Body. In Geneva, where expression corporelle had become a form of instruction in dance and eurhythmic practice at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, some New Testament scholars incorporated bodily experience into their understanding of biblical passages. It was also this time that saw—in the secular realm—the creation of “body shops” and the continuous care of one's own body. With Merleau-Ponty we can say that this recent period witnesses a rediscovery of the body.
DOI 10.1017/S0017816010000787
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Body
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Soul
Terms נֶפֶשׁ נפשׁ
ψυχή ψυχη
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