Soma in Biblical Theology: With Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology by Robert H. GundrySoma in Biblical Theology: With Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology by Robert H. Gundry

Soma in Biblical Theology: With Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology

byRobert H. GundryEditorJohn Court

Paperback | August 22, 2005

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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 translation as '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 nor the possible independence of full personhood from physical existence characterizes biblical anthropology.
Title:Soma in Biblical Theology: With Emphasis on Pauline AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:August 22, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521018706

ISBN - 13:9780521018708

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Part I. For and Against a Holistic Definition of Soma: 1. Soma as the whole person: the rise of a definition; 2. Soma in extra-Biblical literature; 3. Soma in the LXX; 4. Soma in the NT outside Pauline literature; 5. The alternation of soma with personal pronouns in Pauline literature; 6. Soma elsewere in Pauline literature; 7. Soma in I Cor 6: 12-20; Part II. Soma in the Framework of Anthropological Duality: 8. Anthropological duality and classical Greek thought; 9. Anthropological duality in the Judaism of NT times; 10. Anthropological duality in the NT outside Pauline literature; 11. Anthropological duality in the OT; 12. Anthropological duality in Pauline literature; Part III. The Theology of Soma as Physical Body: 13. The soma in death and resurrection; 14. Soma and the being of man; 15. Soma, sin, and salvation; 16. Soma, individuality, and solidarity; 17. Soma and the Church as the Body of Christ; Select bibliography; Index of passages cited; Index of authors.