Ritual failure in Romans 6

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dc.contributor.author Smit, Peter-Ben A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-12T06:11:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-12T06:11:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08-05
dc.description.abstract Ritual studies are slow to make a large impact on New Testament studies, despite a number of notable exceptions. This notwithstanding, rituals occur frequently in the New Testament, in particular when there is a problem with a ritual. In this article, recent anthropological work on ‘ritual failure’ is used to address Paul’s discussion of Roman practices concerning baptism in relation to a person’s walk of life and to argue that this can be understood well as a case of ’ritual failure,’ in which a ritual fails, from Paul’s perspective, to achieve what it should. This leads both to challenging the attitude of the Romans concerning baptism and to a reconsideration of its significance. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smit P-B., 2016, ‘Ritual failure in Romans 6’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72(4), a3237. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/hts.v72i4.3237. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0959-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v72i4.3237
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/56696
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Ritual studies en_ZA
dc.subject Roman practices en_ZA
dc.subject Ritual failure en_ZA
dc.subject New Testament studies en_ZA
dc.title Ritual failure in Romans 6 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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