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Bibil Identifier bibil:217182
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Paul and Pain: Paul's Emotional Therapy in 2 Corinthians 1.1–2.13; 7.5–16 in the Context of Ancient Psychagogic Literature
Author Welborn, L.L.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 547-570 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Paul's ‘therapeutic epistle’ in 2 Cor 1.1–2.13; 7.5–16 provides material for a comparative analysis of Paul's view of the emotions and emotional therapy in the context of ancient psychagogic literature. Paul's treatment of ‘remorse’ and ‘repentance’ demonstrates his familiarity with the discourse of the philosophers on the role of the passions in moral progress. Paul's account of ‘pain’ is shown to be anomalous in the context of ancient psychagogic literature shaped by a Stoicizing theory of the emotions. Paul emerges from this comparative analysis as the harbinger of change in the ancient theory of the emotions and the practice of emotional therapy.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000142
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Emotions
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Healing
Pericopes 2 Corinthians 1,1-2,13
2 Corinthians 7,5-7,16
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