ANTITEZELE PAULINE DIN 1CORINTENI 15 ÎN ANTROPOLOGIA SF. IRINEU
Author(s): Dănuţ-Vasile Jemna
THE PAULINE ANTITHESES IN 1COR 15 ACCORDING TO ST. IRINEUS’ ANTHROPOLOGY
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: Saint Irenaeus of Lyon; 1Cor. 15; Pauline antithesis; anthropology.
Summary/Abstract: The Pauline Antitheses in 1Cor 15 According to St. Irineus’ Anthropology. St. Irenaeus’ anthropology is built on the background of his debate with the Gnostic thinking system, having as a main stake the definition of man from a biblical perspective that should integrate all the revelation data, since the creation and fall until the incarnation of God’s Son, world’s redemption and fulfillment of all things in God’s kingdom. The challenges of the Gnosticism are related both to a deterministic and dualist vision about man and to the fact that the Heretics use the Gospel to support their theses. An important biblical source for Gnostics is represented by Apostle Paul’s epistles where a series of antithetic terms are reinterpreted by the Heretics and claimed as fundamental proofs for their vision about man. This paper will focus on a range of oppositions and concepts belonging to St. Paul and appearing in 1 Corinthians, notably in chapter 15, such as “psychic or natural body” and “spiritual body”, “carnal man” and “spiritual man”, “earthly man” and “heavenly man”, “first Adam „and “second Adam”, “living soul” and “life-giving spirit”. Our goal is to present the way in which St. Irenaeus provides answers to the Gnostics by interpreting the biblical excerpts where these notions appear and their implications at anthropologic level.
- Issue Year: LV/2010
- Issue No: 2
- Page Range: 47-60
- Page Count: 14
- Language: Romanian