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The Affects of Unity Ephesians 4;1-4

Emmanuel Housset


In this chapter, Emmanuel Housset examines the affective dimensions of Paul’s conception of community in Ephesians 4:1-4. According to that passage, Christians are called to live with “humility, gentleness, and patience.” For Housset, those three affects constitute a Christian way of “being-thrown” into the world. Thus the affects are not normative virtues or subjective sentiments, but the very conditions of a Christian existence that exceeds the purely human possibilities of “social dispersion and violence.”
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Emmanuel Housset. The Affects of Unity Ephesians 4;1-4. Phenomenology of Scripture, Fordham University Press, pp.159-178, 2017, 978-0-8232-7556-4. ⟨10.5422/fordham/9780823275557.003.0009⟩. ⟨hal-02147391⟩
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