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Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation
by Frederick S. Tappenden
SBL Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-88414-145-7 | Cloth: 978-0-88414-146-4 | Paper: 978-0-88414-144-0
Library of Congress Classification BS2655.R35T37 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 236.8092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Explore the embodied foundations of Paul's resurrection ideals

It is commonly recognized that Paul's resurrection ideals are bodily ideals, though this dictum is usually configured along literal and metaphorical lines. The realism of future resurrected bodies is disconnected from the metaphoricity of bodily transformation in the present. Drawing on cognitive linguistics, this fresh and innovative study addresses this problem. By eschewing the opposition of metaphor and realism, Tappenden explores the concepts and metaphors Paul uses to fashion notions of resurrection, and the uses to which those notions are put. Rather than asserting resurrection as a disembodied, cognicentric proposition, this book illuminates the body's central role in shaping and grounding the apostle's thought and writings.

Features:

  • Close examination of Paul's letters within multiple, interlocking cultural contexts
  • Provides a novel and fresh approach to assessing (in)coherence across the undisputed letters
  • Addresses the materialist nature of early Christian and Judean resurrection ideals without compromising the metaphoricity of those ideals

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