Freud and Philosophy: An Essay on Interpretation by Paul Ricoeur, Denis Savage

By Paul Ricoeur, Denis Savage

Originating within the Terry lectures at Yale college within the autumn of 1961, this ebook bargains with Freud. it isn't one among psyhology, yet of philosophy.

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And F. Hauck and S. Schulz, “pÒrnh, porne¤a” TDNT, vol. 6, 579 –95. New Testament scholars remain without a clear consensus about its meaning, despite numerous attempts to resolve the problem by studying the New Testament and roughly contemporary parallels, L. Countryman, Dirt, Greed, and Sex, 72– 4; W. Klassen, “Pauline Sexual Ethics,” 165; M. Dumais, “Couple et sexualité dans le Nouveau Testament” (1977), 48 –56; B. ” (1972), 10 –17. Other scholars on early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism tend to adopt one or another definition as it appears to fit the context.

Clark, Reading Renunciation: Asceticism and Scripture in Early Christianity (1999), 3–11, 104 –76. 26. As V. ” For the more general social theory that informs Wimbush’s position, see R. Valantasis, “A Theory of the Social Function of Asceticism” (1995), 544 –52. 28 This is the account I plan to give. 29 My study is consequently oriented toward texts and their prescriptions— the sexual politics being formulated—not toward actual sexual practices or strategies of biblical interpretation that take shape in multiform response.

Unless the Septuagint is taken into account, we gain little worthwhile information about how Christian sexual principles stand in relation to the philosophers’ political plans for sexual reform. To investigate the formation of Christian sexual morality without considering the Greek biblical norms that inform it is like trying to understand Moby Dick while setting the whale aside. This study gives the Septuagint its due. My work, which is a study in historically grounded ethics and political philosophy, directly complements the social history of early Christian sexual asceticism and related didactic ideology.

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