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Belly and Body in the Pauline Epistles (Karl Olav Sandnes) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521018968
Belly and Body in the Pauline Epistles (Karl Olav Sandnes) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521018968
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Title: Belly and Body in the Pauline Epistles

Author: Sandnes, Karl Olav

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521018968

Volumes: 1; Pages: 332

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Throughout history, the human belly has been regarded as both a source of shame and pride. Modern cultures, particularly in the West, have developed means to cultivate this part of the body through corsets, exercises, and revealing fashions. Does St. Paul address a culture in which the stomach ranks high? This study aims to answer the question and the results may be surprising.ContentsAbbreviationsPart I. Prolegomena: 1. Introducton, previous solutions, method and Pauline contextPart II. The Graeco-Roman Belly: 2. The belly as a sign--ancient physiognomics3. The belly in ancient moral philosophy4. Ancient critique of Epicureanism5. Banquets--opportunities for the bellyPart III. The Appropriated Belly: 6. The belly-topos in Jewish-Hellenistic sources7. The belly in Philo's writingsPart IV. Belly-Worship and Body According to Paul: 8. The lifestyle of citizens of the heavenly Politeuma--Phil 3:17-219. 'Serving the belly' as kinship with Satan--Rom 16:17-2010. The Corinthian bellyPart V. The Earliest Expositors of Paul11. The belly-dicta of Paul in Patristic literaturePart VI. Conclusions: 12. Concluding remarksBibliographyIndices
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