Did Paul Think that Flesh Is Evil? with Dr. Ryan Hansen

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Did Paul Think that Flesh Is Evil? with Dr. Ryan Hansen

Paul had some pretty negative thoughts about the “flesh.”

But what did Paul mean by “flesh”?

Did he hate flesh? Or was he talking about something different?

How can the flesh be bad when Genesis 1 tells us that human bodies are good? Or that God became flesh in Jesus?

Join Pastor Adam and Dr. Ryan Hansen as they discuss Paul and the flesh!

Dr. Ryan Leif Hansen received a Ph.D. in New Testament from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He teaches at Garrett-Evangelical and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene in Chicago. He is the author of Silence and Praise: Rhetorical Cosmology and Political Theology in the Book of Revelation.

Books mentioned:
Beverly Geventa’s books When In Romans and Our Mother St. Paul
David Bentley Hart’s The New Testament
Hans Walter Wolff’s Anthropology of the New Testament

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