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Gemenskap i bröd och kropp: En kontextuell analys av Första Korinthierbrevet 10:17
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Old and New Testament Exegesis.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In First Corinthians, Paul tries to convince his readers to stay faithful to their congregation and to work together to achieve unity and solidarity within their Christian context. In 8:1 - 11:1, he warns them of the secular temptation to participate in polytheist temples and to take part in the pagan meals there. My main question in this essay is to examine what Paul means that the people in the congregation are ”one body”. How is that possible by sharing the one loaf? Christians share their unity in the worship of God and cannot, Paul asserts, at the same time accept invitations to dine in the pagan temple because that is the same thing as sharing the worship of pagans. Nevertheless, Paul is using the exact same model for unity - κοινωνία - that was the tradition of the ancient Hellenistic-Roman context. Throughout this essay, I will try to describe for the view of difficulties within a Christian context and how this unity is expressed in the community of Corinth in the light of the secular surroundings. 

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2015. , 33 p.
Keyword [sv]
Paulus, Första Korinthierbrevet, bröd, kropp
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260938OAI: diva2:848854
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New Testament Exegesis
2015-08-25, 1-0062, Uppsala universitet,Teologiska institutionen, Engelska parken, Uppsala, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-08-31Bibliographically approved

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