Table of contents for Discerning the spirits : theological and ethical hermeneutics in Paul / by Andrãae Munzinger.

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Preface 18
Abbreviations 20
Part I: Introduction 23
1 The Conceptual Approach 24
A. Why Discernment? 24
B. Delineating the Conceptual Approach 28
1. Semantic Overview and Definition 28
a. Excursus: The Conceptual Inaccuracy of G. Therrien's
Study: 29
b. Excursus: Does Paul Use 
 in an Original Sense? 33
2. Epistemological Focus: What are the Sources of Genuine
Knowledge? 35
3. Discernment as a Theological Concern 37
C. Focal Theory and Organisation of the Study 39
Part II: What requires Discernment? The Objects of Evaluation 65
2 The Discernment of Ethical Questions 66
A. Introduction 66
B. Is Ethical Discernment defined by Eschatology? 69
C. Discernment and Normativity 72
1. The Selective Use of Traditions 73
a. Jesus, Paul and Hellenism 73
b. The Relevance of the Law 76
2. The Renewed Mind as the Locus of Normativity 80
3. Summary and Questions 86
D. Conclusion 87
3 The Discernment of Spirits 130
A. Introduction 130
B. 
 : Interpretative Evaluation 131
1. The Conflicting Readings: 133
a. Dautzenberg's challenge 133
b. Grudem's Reply 135
2. An Alternative Reading 138
a. The Relationship of 1 Corinthians 12.10 and 14.29 138
b. An Interpretative Element in 
 140
(i) The Linguistic Argument 141
Excursus: Interpretation and Evaluation at Delphi 144
(ii) The conceptual argument 145
3. Conclusion 147
C. The Interpretative Evaluation of Prophecies and Spirits 148
1. Prophecies 148
2. The Spirits? 152
a. Acknowledging a Dualistic Framework 152
b. Observing the Ethical Results 153
c. Ethical and Theological Sobriety 154
d. Summary 155
D. The Subject of Discernment 156
E. Conclusion 160
4 Discerning All Things. The Structure of Paul's Epistemology 207
A. Introduction 207
B. The Question of Coherence in Paul's Theology 208
C. Paul's Epistemology: Contingent and Comprehensive 211
1. Contingency 211
2. Existential Appropriation of Truth 213
3. Comprehensive Perception of Reality 217
4. Summary 220
D. The Role of Discernment within Paul's Epistemology and
Theology 221
1. The Interpretative Role 221
2. The Corrective Role 224
3. Summary 227
E. The : Exempt from Judgement but not Discernment228
F. Conclusion: Discernment as Theology 230
Part III: How Can and Should True Discernment Take Place? 269
5 The Context and Background of Paul 270
A. Introduction 270
B. Judaism 271
1. The Quest for Knowledge and Wisdom 271
2. The Question of Discernment 272
a. Revealed Knowledge 272
b. Acquired Knowledge 273
c. A Renewed Heart 275
3. Conclusion 276
C. Philo of Alexandria 278
1. Introduction 278
2. Epistemological framework 280
3. Help from the Spirit 281
a. The Spirit as Guide 282
c. The Spirit and Transformation 284
4. The Innate Abilities 286
5. The Interrelationship of Spirit and Mind 290
6. Conclusion 292
D. The Stoics 293
1. Introduction 293
2. A New Self-Understanding 296
a. The Model 285
b. The New Valuation and Discernment 296
c. The Various Movements 300
d. The 'Upwards Movement' 302
3. Tensions within the System 308
4. Conclusion 310
E. The Combination of Traditions 312
F. Conclusion 314
6 How Does Paul Believe True Discernment Can and Should Take
Place? 364
A. Introduction 364
B. The Question of Criteria and External Norms 365
C. Spirit versus Mind 369
1. The Spirit 371
2. Reason and the Mind 373
D. The Juncture of Mind and Spirit 376
1. To Choose or to be Chosen 376
2. The Spirit and the Conscience: Coercive Guides? 379
a. Spirit Guidance or Consciousness? 379
b. Conscience and Consciousness 381
3. Relating Reason and Revelation 384
a. Deconstruction of Perceived Reality 384
b. Learning a New Reality 387
c. Recapitulation 391
Excursus: Relating Greek and Jewish Thought 393
4. New Valuation and Disposition: Internalising the
Christ-event 394
a. The Role of the Spirit in Ethical Change 395
b. Pauline Ethics as a Mindset 399
c. Summary 403
E. Remaining Questions 405
1. Corporate versus Individual 406
2. A Spiral of Discernment 407
F. Conclusion 408
Part IV: Conclusion 489
7 Recapitualtion and Implications for Theology 490
A. Recapitulation 491
B. Conclusion 495
C. Implications for contemporary Theological Deliberation 496
Bibliography 503

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Discernment of spirits -- Biblical teaching.
Paul, the Apostle, Saint -- Theology.
Paul, the Apostle, Saint -- Ethics.
Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.