The radicality of early Christian oikodome : a theology that edifies insiders and outsiders

Show simple item record Kok, Jacobus (Kobus) 2016-02-29T06:34:09Z 2016-02-29T06:34:09Z 2015-11-30
dc.description This article represents a theological reflection on the Faculty Research Theme (FRT) of the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, entitled ‘Ecodomy – Life in its fullness’. The theme is portrayed from the perspective of various theological disciplines. A conference on this theme was held on 27–28 October 2014. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this article a study is made of the concept ‘oikodome’ and its derivatives in the New Testament and early Christianity. Hence, in this essay the focus is limited to the use of the term οἰκοδομέω/οἰκοδομὴ(ν) in the New Testament, and briefly turns to inspiring trajectories in early Christianity. A detailed focus on the term(s) reveals the complexity of the matter in the different Biblical contexts with its multi-layered dimensions of meaning. Subsequently, attention is turned to a study of 1 Thessalonians, followed up with a discussion of the trajectories of other-regard and radical self-giving love in the early Church as witnessed by insiders and outsiders in antiquity. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Kok, J., 2015, ‘The radicality of early Christian oikodome: A theology that edifies insiders ánd outsiders’, Verbum et Ecclesia 36(3), Art. #1441, 12 pages. 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1441 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1441
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dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject New Testament en_ZA
dc.subject Biblical contexts en_ZA
dc.subject Oikodome en_ZA
dc.subject Early Christianity en_ZA
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dc.title The radicality of early Christian oikodome : a theology that edifies insiders and outsiders en_ZA
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