The Body and Paul BIB550E

Instructor: The Body and Paul BIB550E

This course is a thematic study of how the body and bodies are referred to in the writings of Paul. For Paul, the body — the site of God’s incarnational saving grace — is key for how believers are believers. This class will examine Paul’s many references to bodies, life in the body, the metaphorical body of believers, and bodily resurrection. We will also compare sōma (“body”) with his use of the related term sarx, often translated “flesh.” Contextual study of the Pauline corpus will yield insight for theology of the body and can inform our own questions about embodied life. (MDiv 1; MACF 1, 2)

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