School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Charles Bobertz, Ph.D.

Subject Categories

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


The aim of this paper is to suggest a non-dualistic reading of σωμα and ψυχή in the Gospel of Matthew, which will reveal a better understanding of ψυχή in Matthew 10:39, especially in the context of discipleship. Three perspectives of body and soul will be considered: The Platonic, Middle-Platonic, and Matthean.



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