Death of the Soul in Romans 7 Sin, Death, and the Law in Light of Hellenistic Moral Psychology

Published by Mohr Siebeck
ISBN 10: 3161496124 / ISBN 13: 9783161496127
Used / Softcover/Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

The monologue of Romans 7 has proved central to the Christian West, where interpreters such as Augustine and Martin Luther have made the text into a paradigm for the plight of mankind, torn between the demands of God's goodness and its own sinful nature. Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain intellectual discourses alive in Paul's day. In light of certain Platonic traditions about the soul, the monologue emerges as the voice of reason or mind describing its defeat at the hands of passions and desires represented as sin. Especially as developed by Philo of Alexandria, Platonic traditions of representing extreme cases of immorality account for a number of difficult features of the text. Such traditions can account for the metaphors of enslavement, imprisonment, warfare, and death; the representation of the passions as sin and the association with the body, members, and flesh; the Platonic language about mind and the speaker's role in reasoning, reflecting, and judging; the problem of the law in the first part of the monologue (verses 7â"13) and the plight of self-contradiction in the second (14â"25). The reading thus finds that the speaker is reason or mind, recounting its discovery that it cannot put any of its good judgments into action because of the dominance of the passions. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis: The monologue of Romans 7 has proved central to the Christian West, where interpreters such as Augustine and Martin Luther have made the text into a paradigm for the plight of mankind, torn between the demands of God's goodness and its own sinful nature. Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain intellectual discourses alive in Paul's day. In light of certain Platonic traditions about the soul, the monologue emerges as the voice of reason or mind describing its defeat at the hands of passions and desires represented as sin. Especially as developed by Philo of Alexandria, Platonic traditions of representing extreme cases of immorality account for a number of difficult features of the text. Such traditions can account for the metaphors of enslavement, imprisonment, warfare, and death; the representation of the passions as sin and the association with the body, members, and flesh; the Platonic language about mind and the speaker's role in reasoning, reflecting, and judging; the problem of the law in the first part of the monologue (verses 7-13) and the plight of self-contradiction in the second (14-25). The reading thus finds that the speaker is reason or mind, recounting its discovery that it cannot put any of its good judgments into action because of the dominance of the passions.

About the Author: Emma Wasserman, Born 1975; 2005 PhD from Yale University; 2006-2008 visiting assistant professor of Religious Studies at Brown University and Reed College; from fall 2008 assistant professor of Religion at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Death of the Soul in Romans 7 Sin, Death, ...
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Binding: Softcover/Paperback
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Emma Wasserman
Published by Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008, 2008. sonst. Bücher. Condition: Neu. Neuware - The monologue of Romans 7 has proved central to the Christian West, where interpreters such as Augustine and Martin Luther have made the text into a paradigm for the plight of mankind, torn between the demands of God¿s goodness and its own sinful nature. In her historical study, Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain intellectual discourses alive in Paul¿s day. In light of certain Platonic traditions about the soul, the monologue emerges as the voice of reason or mind describing its defeat at the hands of passions and desires represented as sin. Especially as developed by Philo of Alexandria, Platonic traditions of representing extreme cases of immorality account for a number of difficult features of the text. 171 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9783161496127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.99
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Emma Wasserman
Published by Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rheinberg-Buch
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008, 2008. sonst. Bücher. Condition: Neu. Neuware - The monologue of Romans 7 has proved central to the Christian West, where interpreters such as Augustine and Martin Luther have made the text into a paradigm for the plight of mankind, torn between the demands of God¿s goodness and its own sinful nature. In her historical study, Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain intellectual discourses alive in Paul¿s day. In light of certain Platonic traditions about the soul, the monologue emerges as the voice of reason or mind describing its defeat at the hands of passions and desires represented as sin. Especially as developed by Philo of Alexandria, Platonic traditions of representing extreme cases of immorality account for a number of difficult features of the text. 171 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9783161496127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.11
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Emma Wasserman
Published by Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BuchWeltWeit Inh. Ludwig Meier e.K.
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008, 2008. sonst. Bücher. Condition: Neu. Neuware - The monologue of Romans 7 has proved central to the Christian West, where interpreters such as Augustine and Martin Luther have made the text into a paradigm for the plight of mankind, torn between the demands of God¿s goodness and its own sinful nature. In her historical study, Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain intellectual discourses alive in Paul¿s day. In light of certain Platonic traditions about the soul, the monologue emerges as the voice of reason or mind describing its defeat at the hands of passions and desires represented as sin. Especially as developed by Philo of Alexandria, Platonic traditions of representing extreme cases of immorality account for a number of difficult features of the text. 171 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9783161496127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.11
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Emma Wasserman
Published by Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AHA-BUCH GmbH
(Einbeck, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K Dez 2008, 2008. sonst. Bücher. Condition: Neu. Neuware - The monologue of Romans 7 has proved central to the Christian West, where interpreters such as Augustine and Martin Luther have made the text into a paradigm for the plight of mankind, torn between the demands of God¿s goodness and its own sinful nature. In her historical study, Emma Wasserman argues that the monologue can be better contextualized within certain intellectual discourses alive in Paul¿s day. In light of certain Platonic traditions about the soul, the monologue emerges as the voice of reason or mind describing its defeat at the hands of passions and desires represented as sin. Especially as developed by Philo of Alexandria, Platonic traditions of representing extreme cases of immorality account for a number of difficult features of the text. 171 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9783161496127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 34.38
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Emma Wasserman
Published by Mohr Siebeck (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck, 2008. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # L9783161496127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 18296662-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Emma Wasserman
Published by Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K 2008-12-22 (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck Gmbh & Co. K 2008-12-22, 2008. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-LBR-00905880

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 20.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Wasserman, Emma
Published by Mohr Siebrek Ek (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebrek Ek, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 171 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __3161496124

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 68.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Wasserman, Emma
Published by Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. K
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. K. Condition: New. pamphlet / leaflet (stapled / folded). Seller Inventory # 9783161496127

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Wasserman, Emma
Published by Mohr Siebeck (2008)
ISBN 10: 3161496124 ISBN 13: 9783161496127
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
ISD LLC
(Bristol, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mohr Siebeck, 2008. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 3161496124. Seller Inventory # 29945P

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book