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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-248
JournalExchange
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Intercultural Ritual Transgression as a Catalyst for Early Christian Theological Reflection — A Consideration of 1 Corinthians 8. / Smit, P.B.A.

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