Intercultural Ritual Transgression as a Catalyst for Early Christian Theological Reflection — A Consideration of 1 Corinthians 8

What led to the issues that Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians 8? This paper argues that the missionary expansion of the early community led to a renegotiation of its ritual boundaries, in particular concerning question of ritual participation. Theory concerning ‘ritual failure’ is used in order to ana...

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Published in:Exchange
Main Author: Smit, Peter-Ben 1979-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2017
In: Exchange
Year: 2017, Volume: 46, Issue: 3, Pages: 225-248
RelBib Classification:AG Religious life; material religion
BE Greco-Roman religions
CC Christianity and Non-Christian religion; Inter-religious relations
HC New Testament
Further subjects:B Mission (international law early Christianity ritual Eucharist meals
B Bible. Corinthians 1. 8
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:What led to the issues that Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians 8? This paper argues that the missionary expansion of the early community led to a renegotiation of its ritual boundaries, in particular concerning question of ritual participation. Theory concerning ‘ritual failure’ is used in order to analyse the dynamics involved.
ISSN:1572-543X
Contains:In: Exchange
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/1572543X-12341445