Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Important New Book! - February 14

This is a fascinating book dealing with the Apostle Paul’s anthropology, a topic that deserves much more attention than it has been given recently. Eastman’s work, at least partially, makes up for that lacuna. In light of ancient philosophy and advances in evolution and neuroscience today, Eastman explores one of the key issues of our times: Paul’s view of personhood. I’d wager that for reframing Paul’s anthropology Eastman could have benefited from interacting with the works of Paul Ricoeur, notably Oneself as Another, Kevin Vanhoozer, especially Remythologizing Theology, Darrel Falk, specifically Coming to Peace with Science, and particularly The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns. Nonetheless, her book opens up interesting possibilities.