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Core, context and culture: The hermeneutical significance of context and liminality
The group consists of scholars connected to the School of Mission and Theology either as teachers or doctoral students. Our focus is the relation and interaction between message and culture. What we want to do, is to contribute toward an understanding of how contemporary culture and local context shape the interpretation of faith and scripture. In addition, we want to look at if and how the interpretation by virtue of its content may transcend the context and achieve universal significance. This is to be carried out through, among other things, studies of cross-cultural encounters and groups in transition. While the research problem is of universal relevance, we still want to generate knowledge that can be helpful for the mediating of the Christian message today.
My PhD project aims to look behind the issue of idol food consumption in the church of Corinth Paul's Christological monotheism and the danger of idolatry (1 Cor 8:1-11:1) in light of Philo's writings.