📖[PDF] The Spirit and the Letter by Paul S. Fiddes | Perlego
Get access to over 700,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
The Spirit and the Letter
The Spirit and the Letter
📖 Book - PDF

The Spirit and the Letter

A Tradition and a Reversal
Paul S. Fiddes, Günter Bader
shareBook
Share book
pages
320 pages
language
English
format
PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

The Spirit and the Letter

A Tradition and a Reversal
Paul S. Fiddes, Günter Bader
Book details
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

Paul's statement that 'letter kills but the spirit gives life' [2 Corinthians 3.6] has had an extraordinary impact on Christian thought through the ages. It has been read both as affirming the saving power of the new covenant in comparison to the old, and as a key to hidden, spiritual meanings in the text of scripture. It is, however, an ambiguous phrase, followed by a tangled story. This book explores the Pauline distinction both in its original context and in its aftermath in the early church, the Reformation and modern Biblical Studies. It then considers a postmodern reversal, where ideas of 'Spirit' are often seen as 'deadly' and the openness of the 'letter' or text as life-affirming, and draws conclusions for Spirit in the world.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
2013
ISBN
9780567252197
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Christian Theology
Edition
1

Table of contents