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Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul's Anthropology

Format: Digital
, 2017
ISBN: 9780802868961


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.

Key Features

  • Explores different approaches to anthrophology and Paul's thought
  • Takes seriously contemporary understandings of neurobiology and cognitive science
  • Places contemporary science in dialogue with ancient views of identity and humanity


  • Introduction: The Puzzle of Pauline Anthropology
  • Part One: A Three-Way Conversation
    • The Way to Freedom: Epictetus on the Person
    • “Who Are You?”: Contemporary Perspectives on the Person
    • Embodied and Embedded: The Corporeal Reality of Pauline Participation
  • Part Two: Participation and the Self
    • Relationality Gone Bad: The Evacuation of the Self in Romans 7
    • Divine Participation: The New Christological Agent in Philippians 2
    • The Saving Relation: Union with Christ in Galatians 2
  • Conclusion: Pushing the Reset Button on Paul’s Anthropology

Praise for the Print Edition

This book does give us rich new insight into Paul and well-conceived language with which to communicate his theology effectively today. That is a precious gift indeed.

—John Barclay, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity Durham University

  • Title: Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul’s Anthropology
  • Author: Susan Eastman
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2017
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 223
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subjects: Theological anthropology > Christianity; Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul > Theology; Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul > Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBN: 9780802868961
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T23:04:14Z

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About Susan Grove Eastman

Susan Grove Eastman is associate research professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School and the author of Recovering Paul's Mother Tongue: Language and Theology in Galatians.

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