A hybrid Christian identity in Philippians 1:15–18

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title A hybrid Christian identity in Philippians 1:15–18
Creator Lee, Woo Min
Subject — Paul; Philippians; Christian; hybrid; habitus; field; community; identity
Description There have been various studies on the passage of Philippians 1:15–18 but there have been few studies on a hybrid aspect of Christian identity implicated in the passage. The aim of the study was to reveal a hybrid aspect of the passage. The socio-historical setting for the study was the Greco-Roman period. For this study, I employed rhetorical criticism, a socio-linguistic approach and an anthropological linguistic approach to the passage, as well as the analysis of the socio-historical and cultural background of the passage. As a result, I found that Paul, who retained his Jewish identity but embraced Christian identity, tried to suggest such a new kind of identity for the intended audience and their community. In this article, I argued that Paul as a hybrid personality urged the Christian community in Philippi to have distinguished Christian habitus and field in Philippians 1:15–18. In particular, Paul persuaded his intended audience or readers to acknowledge and accept even those preachers who had questionable intentions into their Christian community. Such an inclusive attitude was to make a clear distinction between the community and their traditional Greco-Roman socio-cultural background.Contribution: The research on Philippians 1:15–18 reveals a hybrid aspect of Christian identity implicated in the passage. This research would contribute to the biblical studies of the Hervormde Teologiese Studies journal through its rhetorical, socio-linguistic and anthropological approach to the biblical passage of Philippians 1:15–18.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2021-01-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Historical Inquiry; Literary Analysis; Sociological Analysis; Anthropological Analysis; Linguistic Analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v77i4.6216
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 77, No 4 (2021); 9 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6216/17105 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6216/17104 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6216/17106 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/6216/17103
Coverage — Greco-Roman Period —
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