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Author Martínez Toledo, Luis Iván, author

Title The naked state of human being : the meaning of gymnos in 2 Corinthians 5:3 and its theological implications / Luis Iván Martínez Toledo ; foreword by Kim Papaioannou
Published Eugene, Oregon : Wipf & Stock Publishers, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contents Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 182
Summary This book explains the image of nakedness (gymnos) taken by Paul in the Corinthian correspondence to refer to the state of human being during death. Through an academic approach, but simple language, the author explains the biblical monist understanding of human being. He takes the biblical experience of death and resurrection to point out his arguments. This book uncovers the ancient problem of the continuation of personal identity from life prior to death, on to resurrection. It also provides a fresh biblical approach from an anthropological and biblical perspective to the problem of what being human really is. Those who enjoy traveling through the Bible with an open mind and warm heart will find in this book a good experience.-Back cover -- The Naked State of Human Being asks whether the metaphor of nakedness in 2 Cor 5:3 is soteriological or anthropological. The author argues for the latter, approaching the word gymnos and other related terms from a monistic perspective, but in fair dialogue with the dualistic view. It is to a good extent a technical study which deserves attention on the part of all those interested in topics such as the human state during death.--Laurentiu Florentin Mot, Assistant Professor, Institutul Teologic Adventist, Romania
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166)
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Subject Bible. Corinthians, 2nd, V, 3 -- Criticism, Textual
Death -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- 21st century.
Gymnos (the Greek word)
Mind and body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Form Electronic book
Author Papaioannou, Kim, writer of foreword
ISBN 1498274285 (electronic bk.)
9781498274289 (electronic bk.)