• Ethnicity, Social Identity, and the Transposable Body of Christ

    Author(s):
    Jason Goroncy (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Biblical Studies, Theology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    ethnicity, Social identity, church, mission, culture, New Creation
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/4bm2-jk59
    Abstract:
    This essay attends to the relationship between our ethnic, social, and cultural identities, and the creation of the new communal identity embodied in the Christian community. Drawing upon six New Testament texts – Ephesians 2:11–22; Galatians 3:27–28; 1 Corinthians 7:17–24 and 10:17; 1 Peter 2:9–11; and Revelation 21:24–26 – it is argued that the creation of a new and prime identity in Christ does not abrogate other creaturely identities, even as it calls for the removal of such as boundary markers. Catholicity, in other words, is intrinsically related to the most radical particularity, and demands an ongoing work of discernment and of judgement vis-à-vis the gospel itself. Those baptized into Christ are now to live in the reality of Christ who is both the boundary and center of their existence, a boundary which includes all humanity in its cultural, ethnic, gendered, social and historical particularities.
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