Dissertation on Pauline Emotions
Since 1) most dissertations are little read, 2) my blog is little read, 3) I like jotting down exegetical thoughts, 4) I have views I want to promote, and 5) I value interaction, I’m going to share a few exegetical tidbits that occur to me while I write my dissertation. I’m currently past the proposal stage and on to the prospectus, the foundation-laying first chapter.
Here’s my working hypothesis / attack-plan:
- I am working on the topic of emotions in Paul (both in Paul the man and in his written corpus)…
- …because I want to find out what Paul (and, ultimately, God) views and what Paul models as the ideal emotional life for the believer…
- …so I can influence the way Bible teachers and those they shepherd view, experience, and promote emotions.
My thesis question, then, is this: How did Paul view and model the ideal emotional life of the believer?
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