1 Corinthians 7:17–24 : identity and human dignity amidst power and liminality

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dc.contributor.author Punt, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-13T14:23:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-13T14:23:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation Punt, J. 2012. 1 Corinthians 7:17–24. Identity and human dignity amidst power and liminality. Verbum et Ecclesia, 33(1), doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.683. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn doi:10.4102/ve.v33i1.683
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/21418
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.ve.org.za en_ZA
dc.description Publication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.
dc.description.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 en_ZA
dc.format.extent 9 p.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournal en_ZA
dc.subject Post-apartheid South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Christianity and culture en_ZA
dc.subject Bible. N.T. Corinthians, 1st, VII, 17-24 -- Criticism, interpretation etc. en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Dignity en_ZA
dc.title 1 Corinthians 7:17–24 : identity and human dignity amidst power and liminality en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.version Publishers' version en_ZA
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