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Title: The Cognitive Spirit and the Novelty of Paul's Thought in Rom 8,5-6
Author(s): KOWALSKI, Marcin
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 101    Issue: 1   Date: 2020   
Pages: 47-68
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.101.1.3287514

Abstract :
The article focuses on the idea of the cognitive Spirit in Rom 8,5-6. The author begins by analyzing the Stoic concept of pneuma, which plays an important role in thinking, in ethical choices and in the perception of the world. Subsequently, referring to the context of Rom 8,1-17 and proto-Pauline letters, the article clarifies the character of thinking 'according to the Spirit' which Paul mentions in Rom 8,5-6. Further, the author critiques Troels Engberg-Pedersen’s hypothesis of the Stoic cognitive pneuma in Rom 8,1-17. The analysis ends with a discussion of the originality of Paul’s concept of the cognitive Spirit. Paul demonstrates crucial differences with respect to the Greco-Roman ambience, because his vision is determined by the Christ event.

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