An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 by Lisa M. Bowens

By Lisa M. Bowens

during this shut interpreting of two Corinthians 12:1-10, Lisa M. Bowens offers a close historical-critical exegesis and comparative research to set up that Paul hyperlinks his ascent in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 to two Corinthians 10:3-6 the place he foregrounds a cosmic conflict round the brain and the data of God. In 10:3-6, the apostle offers a trilateral framework of cosmology, epistemology, and theological anthropology, which converge in his heavenly trip. Lisa M. Bowens examines various Jewish and Greco-Roman texts and calls cognizance to the endurance and significance of martial imagery in chapters 10-13 of moment Corinthians, together with in Paul's ascent narrative. in addition, prayers of deliverance from evil forces develop into extra normal round the first century, and this paintings situates Paul's request in 2 Corinthians 12:8 inside of this genre.

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