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Paul and the Stoics

by Troels Engberg-Pedersen

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Published by T&T Clark in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Paul, -- the Apostle, Saint,
  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Stoics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-420) and indexes.

    StatementTroels Engberg-Pedersen.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 435 p.
    Number of Pages435
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22381302M
    ISBN 100567087123

    This book seeks to do for the study of Paul and Stoicism what E. P. Sanders did for Paul and Judaism. Instead of making a brick-by-brick analysis, Troels Engberg Pedersen provides the first comprehensive building-to-building comparison of how the two religious/philosophical systems : $ Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ. By Michelle V. Lee. SNTSMS Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , xiii + pp., $ This monograph is a revision of Lee's doctoral dissertation under Harold W. Attridge at Notre : Barry N. Danylak.

    Engberg-Pedersen finds the key to a ‘comprehensive and coherent understanding’ of Paul in Stoicism. He abstracts from it and from three Pauline letters—Philippians, Galatians, and Romans—a heuristic model that he thinks underlies Stoic ethics and much of Paul’s thought. Chapter 1 provides Engberg-Pedersen’s stance vis-à-vis Paul and Pauline scholarship. Paul and the Stoics. By Troels Engberg-Pedersen. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, xi + pp. $ (paper). The title may mislead the potential reader. Far more than a narrow comparison between Paul and a philosophical position, the book counts as a comprehensive treatment of Paul's ideas. The title is, of course, important.

      While Paul was in Athens, a group of Stoics met him and engaged him in a debate (Acts ) that started in the marketplace and continued in the Areopagus. In speaking to the Stoics and other philosophers gathered on Mars Hill, Paul gave a presentation of the gospel and made a point of mentioning the Athenian altar to the “ unknown god ” as proof of their spiritual ignorance.   Paul’s use of Stoic thought constructs was significantly more pronounced than his use of Platonism. The aim of stoicism was “to teach people to attain happiness by being in control of their lives, emphasizing virtue as the only good to strive for, all other things .


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He is the author of Paul and the Stoics, winner of a Biblical Archaeology Society Publication by:   Paul and the Stoics book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book seeks to do for the study of Paul and Stoicism what E.

Sa /5. Is the primary purpose of the passage to instruct on the correct use of spiritual gifts or is Paul making a statement about the identity of the Christian community. Michelle Lee examines Paul's instructions in 1 Corinthians against the backdrop of Hellenistic moral philosophy, and especially Stoicism.

Specifically, Paul᾽s method of linking community identity as a body and corporate ethical exhortation is similar to what is found in Stoic paraenesis. This identification sheds light both on Paul᾽s ethical method and on how he conceives of the nature of Pages:   This book seeks to do for the study of Paul and Stoicism what E.

Sanders did for Paul and Judaism. Instead of making a brick-by-brick analysis, Troels. St. Paul on Stoicism From the Acts of the Apostles. Some scholars find many traces of Stoicism in the New Testament, particularly in the teachings of the Apostle Paul.

One even concludes: “Paul was a crypto-Stoic” (Engberg-Perderson, in Strange & Zupko, ). Here is the Review of Biblical Literature’s page dedicated to reviews of Troels Engberg-Pedersens Paul and the reviews and and a response from E-P.

Here is the page summary: Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins, Theological Approaches, Biblical. In Acts chap the apostle Paul is in Athens.

He ends up at the place where the Greek philosophers discuss and debate, and ends up giving a long speech to them. Acts tells us that Paul was addressing the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. In the course of this speech, Paul. The starting point of any new pursuit is critical.

Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student. So where should someone start with Stoicism. We decided to put together a short list with three books that will help you both understand Stoicism but also teach you valuable The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started Read More».

We’ve been talking about Roman Stoics, the most famous by far of the Stoic works is Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations, which is your third book choice. This is probably the most famous book written by a Stoic.

This book seeks to do for the study of Paul and Stoicism what E. Sanders did for Paul and Judaism. Instead of making a brick-by-brick analysis, Troels Engberg Pedersen provides the first comprehensive building-to-building comparison of how the two religious/philosophical systems : ST.

PAUL AND STOICISM FREDERICK CLIFTON GRANT, B.D. Dixon, Illinois The theory of a dependent relation-ship, one way or the other, between St.

Paul and Stoicism is by no means a novelty, nor the offshoot of a recent scholarship. As early as the time of St. Jerome there was in circulation a series of letters purporting to be a correspondence between Paul and.

They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. New Living Translation He also had a debate with some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers.

The book was heralded as a ‘masterpiece’ and back in the New York Times wrote on the revival of Stoicism due to the book’s influence. Product Overview. This book seeks to do for the study of Paul and Stoicism what E. Sanders did for Paul and Judaism. Instead of making a brick-by-brick analysis, Troels Engberg Pedersen provides the first comprehensive building-to-building comparison of.

Paul’s quoting from a Stoic writer proves nothing, of course. As an educated man speaking to Stoics, it was both good rhetoric and a way to gain the attention of his audience. Though Paul and Seneca were in Rome at the same time, there is no evidence of any personal contact and plenty of evidence that their respective systems of thought were alien to each other.

This book seeks to do for the study of Paul and Stoicism what E. Sanders did for Paul and Judaism. Instead of making a brick-by-brick analysis, Troels Engberg Pedersen provides the first comprehensive building-to-building comparison of how the two religious/philosophical systems functioned.

Here Paul reverses the status expectations of Corinthians, already begun in the first chapter, where the honor and weakness categories are reversed in the eschatological body. Knowledge of this new order is necessary for virtuous action among the Corinthians just as Stoics rely on knowledge of the natural order as a prerequisite for virtuous.

Many points of continuity and discontinuity exist between Paul and the Stoics. Stoicism was pantheistic but held that the universe was a vast quasi-rational being with intelligence and will. Paul, on the other hand, believed the universe was created by a personal God who was distinct from His.

Dr Engberg-Pedersen shows how a range of problems encountered in twentieth-century interpretation may be overcome by reading the epistles in the light of ancient Stoic ethics. He discusses literary, conceptual and theological issues: for example, the unity of the letters; the relationship in the Pauline letters between theology and ethics; the logical character and shape of Pauline exhortation.

The baseline for Stoicism in the form it took in the time of Paul was much like the later Deism: the universe is perfect and set, and we are all fated. Relax, go with it, and enjoy the : David Breeden.The Stoics - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society.In developing this picture of Paul's overall world view, which maintains its basically 'apocalyptic' character, the book draws on ancient Stoic materialist and monistic physics and cosmology, and Author: T.

Engberg-Pedersen.