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Sister or Wife?

Corinthians 7 and Cultural Anthropology

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Sister or Wife? by J.Dorcas Gordon
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This work investigates the social dynamics within the Corinthian community and the function of Pauls argumentation in the light of those dynamics. The models of Victor Turner and Mary Douglas, cultural anthropologists, guide the inquiry. Gordon concludes that the conflict in 1 Corinthians 7 arose as the result of two antithetical views of the root metaphor, In Christ all are children of God, no male and female. One group supported a kinship system based on patrilineal marriage and hierarchical community structures. A second group demanded that an egalitarian sibling relationship should order the community. Paul attempts to persuade both factions that their commitment to each other and to him is primary. His arguments encourage each group to reconsider the absoluteness of its stance and to learn to live with ambiguity.

Author Biography

J. Dorcas Gordon is Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Principal of Knox College, Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, Canada.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Sheffield Academic Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9781850756859
Product ID
3071290

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