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Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation
Tappenden, Frederick S.

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xi + 289. $37.95

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Description: It is commonly recognized that Paulís resurrection ideals are bodily ideals, though this dictum is usually configured along literal and metaphorical lines. The realism of future resurrected bodies is disconnected from the metaphoricity of bodily transformation in the present. Drawing on cognitive linguistics, this fresh and innovative study addresses this problem. By eschewing the opposition of metaphor and realism, Tappenden explores the concepts and metaphors Paul uses to fashion notions of resurrection, and the uses to which those notions are put. Rather than asserting resurrection as a disembodied, cognicentric proposition, this book illuminates the body's central role in shaping and grounding the apostle's thought and writings.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches

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Review by John Granger Cook
Published 12/21/2017
Citation: John Granger Cook, review of Frederick S. Tappenden, Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


Review by Robert H. von Thaden Jr.
Published 12/21/2017
Citation: Robert H. von Thaden Jr., review of Frederick S. Tappenden, Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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