Spirit and Reason: The Embodied Character of Ezekiel's Symbolic Thinking

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Spirit and Reason: The Embodied Character of Ezekiel's Symbolic Thinking

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By comparing and contrasting the pictures gained from Greek and Mesopotamian cities with Ezekiel's Jerusalem, Launderville masterfully shows how Ezekiel fosters a type of symbolic thinking focused on making the Israelites into living symbols of God. The Spirit is the reality that connects humans with the cosmic order and enables the workings of the human heart—the place within which reason functions, according to ancient Israelite anthropology. Ezekiel's symbolic thinking is an integrative rationality in which reason is regarded as operating within the heart through the empowerment and guidance of the Spirit.

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Baylor University Press

ISBN

9781602580893 1602580898

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Baylor University Press

City

Waco, Tex.

Keywords

Saint John's Abbey Books, Theology Faculty Book Gallery

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Biblical Studies | Christianity | Religion

Spirit and Reason: The Embodied Character of Ezekiel's Symbolic Thinking

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