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Keys to Second CorinthiansRevisiting the Major Issues$
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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199592104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.001.0001

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‘Being at Home in the Body we are in Exile from the Lord’ (2 Cor 5:6b)

‘Being at Home in the Body we are in Exile from the Lord’ (2 Cor 5:6b)

(p.105) 7 ‘Being at Home in the Body we are in Exile from the Lord’ (2 Cor 5:6b)
Keys to Second Corinthians

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

Oxford University Press

This statement contradicts Paul's view of body as the place where commitment becomes real. Rather it reflects Philo's distinction between the earthly and the heavenly man, and so must be a slogan of the ‘Spirit‐people’ (pneumatikoi) at Corinth.

Keywords:   Body, Spirit‐people, pneumatikoi, slogan, Philo, heavenly man, earthly man

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