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Letter and Spirit

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018


Brian Matz

During the patristic era, various receptions of 2 Cor 3:6b, “the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life”, can be found. The contrast between letter and Spirit lent itself to seeing contrasts within and without the Christian community. The letter/Spirit dichotomy was seen in the division between Jews and Christians. It was also an indicator of the differences between a Christian’s pre-conversion/post-conversion life. However, in the main, Christian reception of 2 Cor 3:6b has focused on the dif…

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