Sunday, August 15, 2021

Frey & Nägele Eds.) Der Nous bei Paulus (Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Der Nous bei Paulus und in seiner Umwelt. Griechisch-römische, frühjüdische und frühchristliche Perspektiven. Herausgegeben von Jörg Frey und Manuel Nägele. [The Nous in Paul and his Environment. Greco-Roman, Early Jewish, and Early Christian Perspectives.] 2021. XII, 375 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 464. 139,00 € including VAT. cloth ISBN 978-3-16-160231-3.
Published in German.
What is it that characterizes the human being? Is it the composition of somatic and psychic parts? Is it the mutual interaction of both? Or is it the cognitive ability of humans, self-reflection and self-awareness? Are humans mainly reason-driven, or are their actions rather guided by instincts? The issue of the meaning of νοῦς (nous, gr. »mind"/"spirit«) in Antiquity and its anthropological implications leads straight to fundamental issues of contemporary anthropological discourses. In the present volume, philologists and theologians enter an interdisciplinary encounter. The central relevance of the term νοῦς, which has so far received little attention in Pauline exegesis, becomes evident in the various intellectual milieus around the New Testament.

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