[John_Lit] Jeffery Hodges's articles: "Ethical Dualism" and "Gift-Giving"
- In my previous message, I made a slip of the tongue
(or whatever the equivalent). I said:
"Let me be more precise. There is a substance dualism
in John -- between matter and spirit. What I meant
here (perhaps clear from the larger context of the two
papers) is that the ethical dualism of evil and good
does not map isomorphically onto the substance dualism
of matter and spirit. A close reading of both of my
papers should help to clarify my meaning. At any rate,
we can discuss this point, among others."
I should have said that John's substance dualism is
"between flesh and spirit" -- or perhaps "between the
world and spirit". John's Gospel does not even mention
matter. My basic point is that while there is a
substance dualism in John, this substance dualism does
not ground John's ethical dualism.
Sorry for the careless use of terminology.
Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Department of English Language and Literature
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
447-791 Kyunggido Osan-City
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