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Title: Revealing rituals : washings and meals in Galatians and 1 Corinthians
Author: Turley, Stephen Richard
ISNI:       0000 0004 2735 4829
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis attempts to understand the place of rituals in the formation of early Christianity as represented by Galatians and 1 Corinthians. By exploring Paul’s reference to ritual washings and meals with a heuristic use of ritual theory, we conclude that rituals in early Christianity were inherently revelatory, in that they revealed the dawning of a particular time (the messianic age) through the bodies of the ritual participants. This bodily revelation established both a distinctly Christian ethic and a distinctly Christian social space by which such an ethical identity might be identified and sustained.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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