Dangerous Food

Dangerous Food

1 Corinthians 8-10 in Its Context

eBook - 2006
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Recognizing the social meaning of food and meals in Greco-Roman culture and, in particular, the social meaning of idol-food, is an integral part of understanding the impact of Paul's instructions to the Christian community at Corinth regarding the consumption of idol-food. Shared meals were a central feature of social intercourse in Greco-Roman culture. Meals and food were markers of social status, and participation at meals was the main means of establishing and maintaining social relations. Participation in public rites (and sharing the meals which ensued) was a requirement of holding publi.
Publisher: Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780889208025
0889208026
Characteristics: 1 online resource (199 pages)

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