A MYSTICAL READING OF PAUL

Celia Kourie

Abstract


The methodological diversity in biblical hermeneutics that has taken place during
the last few decades has effected a shift of such magnitude, that scholars are still
catching their breath. New methods of interpreting scripture continue to come to the
fore. There is a major move from a mechanistic to a holistic paradigm, from within
which scripture emerges as life-giving and transformative. Constructive or ecological
postmodernism contributes to the revalorization of the aesthetic, the
mythological and the mystical. A mystical reading of Paul, with particular reference
to his understanding of the term in Christ elucidates the value of this new, yet
ancient heuristic tool.

Keywords


Pauline Mysticism, ‘In-Christ’, Biblical Spirituality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/101-0-636

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