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Jaromir Brejdak
The Thorn in the Flesh
The Thought of the Apostle Paul in Modern Philosophy. Translated by Orest Pawlak Translatores and David Marshall
Reihe: Pontes
Bd. 66, 2017, 210 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90828-5

The book reconstructs Saint Paul's thought in selected philosophical concepts - those of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Martin Buber, Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger, Sren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Scheler, Jacob Taubes, and Simone Weil. The presence of this thought is manifold. Where does its power of influence come from? Who was the Apostle? Who is he for us today? From this analysis, Paul's concept of man emerges, which may be described as the existence of the thorn: the thorn of silence - the maieutic aspect; the thorn of the past - the existential aspect; the thorn of presence - the ontological aspect; the thorn of the revealed God - the religious aspect.

Jaromir Brejdak is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Szczecin, Poland.

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