9) An introduction of Lord Li, with full titles and a biography, leads to an apocalyptic picture of the world whence the pneuma
of peace has long departed and to a prophecy of Lord Li's Parousia.
He covers pneuma
: divine presence and nature in the theology and science dialogue; shunyata: nature and science in Mahayana Buddhism; and pneuma
and shunyata: nature, the environment, and the Christian-Buddhist-science trialogue.
The Greek words Paul uses here are pneuma
, for "spirit"; psyche, for "soul"; and soma, for "body?
The term pneuma
, the central concept around which the whole of early Stoic psychology has been constructed, appears only on three occasions, functioning in all of them roughly as a synonym for psyche (2.
In the west Christian theology has most often privileged logos over pneuma
, emphasizing the importance of the (logical) ordering of the cosmos and downplaying or even resisting the equally creative (pneumatic) forces that shake up our worlds, tossing them out of order.
Although Attridge warmly cites Buch-Hansen's 2007 dissertation, neither he nor she refers to its published version, "It Is the Spirit That Gives Life": A Stoic Understanding of Pneuma
in John's Gospel (Berlin: W.
Fetid blood collected in the uterus and decomposed, releasing poisonous vapors that rose through bodily pathways called phlebes, fused with the pneuma
in the lungs and brain, and were ultimately exuded through breast milk, the evil eye, mephitic breath, venomous saliva, and even through the openings of the ears.
Paul's adoption of Stoic materialism in his own doctrines of pneuma
Under the Hammerli brand, the Pneuma
ElitelO features a 10-round rotary magazine.
Scenes of "incense burning lions" and deep inhalations of the pneuma
are intriguing, though Radcliffe thinks these rites are for a lone magician in an elite initiatory lineage.
Stoic natural science held that "breath" or pneuma
is the living principle of human existence: "a compound of air and 'constructive' fire, that extends throughout his body, with which it is totally blended, giving life and warmth, growth and maintenance" (Sandbach 83).
In adopting the Aristotelian thesis about singularity of being as a proper object of philosophical investigation, Stoics manage additionally to eliminate there the antagonism of form and matter clinging to the Aristotelian particular existent: on the basis of their theory of total mixture (krasis di holon) of matter and pneuma
, supplemented by the postulate of corporeality of all being, including pneuma
and God, Stoics reach materialistic monism where some fundamental Greek polarities have been disposed of (Sambursky 1959:11-17).