Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions

Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions

by F. Scott Spencer


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Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions by F. Scott Spencer

An international team of Hebrew Bible and New Testament scholars offers incisive case studies of passions displayed by divine and human figures in the biblical texts ranging from joy, happiness, and trust to grief, hate, and disgust. Essays address how biblical characters' feelings affect their relationship with God, one another, and the world and how these feelings mix together, for good or ill, for flourishing or vexation. Deeply engaged with both ancient and modern contexts, including the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of emotion in the humanities and sciences, these essays break down the artificial divide between reason and passion, cognition and emotion, thought and feeling in biblical study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628371949
Publisher: SBL Press
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Series: Resources for Biblical Study
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Spencer, F. Scott

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