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Bibil Identifier bibil:221409
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 1 Corinthians 7:17–24
Title (English, ) Identity and Human Dignity amidst Power and Liminality
Author Punt, Jeremy
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 33, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-9 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Paul’s concern with identity, and in particular the identity of the believer in relation to Jesus Christ, is an important concern in his writings. In the midst of an important section dedicated to advice and instruction on marriage in his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul encouraged his audience in 1 Corinthians 7:17–24 to remain in the calling by, or position in, which they were called. Concerning these circumstances he refers to circumcision (1 Cor 7:18–19) and slavery (1 Cor 7:21–23) by name. These Pauline instructions are investigated against the backdrop of both the 1st century CE context and post-apartheid South Africa, where issues of identity and marginality rub shoulders with claims to ownership and entitlement, on the one hand, and issues of human dignity, on the other.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v33i1.683
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 7,17-7,24
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