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Bibil Identifier bibil:243634
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Dismemberment, Dualism, and Theology of the Body in the Gospel of Matthew
Author Shinall, Myrick C.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 44, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 185-194 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Contemporary Christian body theology focuses on recovering a Jewish understanding of the unity of the body and soul against a dualism inherited from Greek philosophy. The Gospel of Matthew presents several instances when Jesus speaks of dismemberment (5:29–30, 18:8–9, 19:12, 24:45–51), in which he adopts a rhetoric, familiar from the Hebrew Bible, of violently controlling the body. However, the emphasis on self-control exercised through violence upon one's own body finds its background in the body-soul dualism of Hellenistic literature. These dismemberment logia problematize the claims of body theologians that body-soul dualism is foreign to the Christian tradition.
DOI 10.1177/0146107914552229
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Body
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Dualism
Pericopes Matthew 5,29-5,30
Matthew 18,8-18,9
Matthew 19,12
Matthew 24,45-24,51
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