Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul's Anthropology
: In this book Susan Grove Eastman presents a fresh and innovative exploration of Paul's participatory theology in conversation with both ancient and contemporary conceptions of the self. Juxtaposing Paul, ancient philosophers, and modern theorists of the person, Eastman opens...
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In this book Susan Grove Eastman presents a fresh and innovative exploration of Paul's participatory theology in conversation with both ancient and contemporary conceptions of the self. Juxtaposing Paul, ancient philosophers, and modern theorists of the person, Eastman opens up a conversation that illuminates Paul's thought in new ways and brings his voice into current debates about personhood.
Eastman devotes close attention to the Pauline letters within their first-century context, particularly the Greco-Roman fascination with questions of performance and identity. At the same time, she draws out connections to recent trends in psychology and neurobiology in order to situate Paul's insights in deep dialogue with contemporary understandings of human identity.
John M. G. Barclay (Ph.D., University of Glasgow) is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Obeying the Truth: A Study of Paul's Ethics in Galatians(1988); .Jews in the Mediterranean Diaspora (T & T Clark: 1996); Divine and Human Agency in Paul and his Cultural Context 2006 (Continuum) and Flavius Josephus translation and commentary (Leiden: Brill., 2007)
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Professor Susan Eastman (Ph.D., Duke University) is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Bible and Christian Formation at Duke Divinity School. Her scholarly focus is on Paul's letters in relationship to the formation of Christian identity through the life of the local church. She has written on Paul's use of relational imagery to proclaim the gospel's power to transform and sustain Christian communities over time in Recovering Paul's Mother Tongue. Her current project is "Teaching at the End of the World: Apocalyptic Education in the New Testament," which explores the correlation between message and method in New Testament texts. Her most recent publication is "The Foolish Father and the Economics of Grace," in The Expository Times.