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Community-identity Construction in Galatians

Exegetical, Social-anthropological and Socio-historical Studies

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Community-identity Construction in Galatians by Atsuhiro Asano
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The issue of community-identity construction in Galatians is considered using two methods: first, by applying anthropological theories to the mechanism and natures of community-identity and its construction, and second, by comparing the Galatian community with another minority religious community. Asano argues that Paul's effort at identity construction is partially conditioned by his self-awareness as an autonomous apostle and by the external pressures of the significant groups elsewhere. Paul's conflict, depicted in Galatians 2 and projected upon the Galatian situation, is understood as a conflict between the ethno-centred and the 'instrumental mode' of community constructions, the latter of which is free from the constraints of core ethnic sentiment. Galatians 4.21-31 is identified as a conceptual framework (or 're-created worldview') for the community members to be assured of their authentic existence under marginalizing pressure. This re-created worldview is ritually acted out in baptism with the egalitarian motif (Galatians 3.28) to help internalize the authentic identity. Finally, Paul's letter is suggested to have functioned as a physical locus of community-identity. Thus the autographic marker (Galatians 6.11) directs the attention of the audience not only to the conceptual content but to the presence of the founding apostle that the letter replaces.

Author Biography

Atsuhiro Asano received his PhD from Oxford University and is Assistant Professor at Nihon University as well as adjunct lecturer at Tokyo Christian University.
Release date NZ
April 21st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
T.& T.Clark Ltd
Pages
284
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780567030276
Product ID
3071720

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