Metaphors and Social Identity Formation in Paul's Letters to the Corinthians

Metaphors and Social Identity Formation in Paul's Letters to the Corinthians

by Kar Yong Lim

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ISBN-13: 9781498282895
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/05/2017
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Kar Yong Lim is Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (Malaysia Theological Seminary), Seremban, Malaysia.

Table of Contents

List of Tables vi

Permissions vii

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations x

Introduction xv

Part I

1 Paul's Use of Metaphors in the Corinthian Letters 3

2 Reading Paul's Metaphor through Social Identity Theory 26

Part II

3 "My Brothers and Sisters": Sibling Metaphor 51

4 "In Christ Jesus I became Your Father": Familial Metaphors 93

5 "You are God's Temple": Temple Metaphor 137

6 "You are the Body of Christ": Body Metaphor 159

Part III

7 Paul, Metaphors, and Social Identity Formation in the Corinthian Letters 191

Bibliography 203

Author Index 229

Ancient Document Index 235

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