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Soma in Biblical Theology

With Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology

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Soma in Biblical Theology by Robert Horton Gundry
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This addition to the well-known series of theological monographs deals with the use of the Greek work traditionally translated 'body' but recently as 'person', especially in certain parts of the writings of Paul. Theologians have argued that the reading 'person' defines man as an indivisible whole and as a complex of relationships rather than an organization of substances. Against the trends of modern biblical theology, Dr Gundry seeks to show that soma always refers to the individual physical body and that it should be defined in substantive categories. Consequently, the theological importance of the body as individual physical substance is insured for life in this world and in the next. Neither antagonism between body and spirit not the possible independence of full personhood from physical existence characterizes biblical anthropology.
Release date NZ
August 22nd, 2005
Series edited by John Court
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
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