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Die metafoor "Julle is 'n tempel van God" (1 Kor 3:16) as 'n etiese kernmoment in die raamwerk van 'n Pauliniese leefstyl

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dc.contributor.advisor Du Rand, J.A., Prof. en_US
dc.contributor.author Maré, Pieter Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-12T18:08:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-12T18:08:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-12
dc.date.submitted 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8173
dc.description D.Litt.et Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract The world in which the Christian community finds themselves today, is a world that has in many ways spiritually lost its way. This has led to the ethical and moral decay that has as a result, social problems, as well as social and political corruption. The Church is also experiencing a crisis. The Church, until recently was the centre of many people‟s existence, but now increasingly people are removed from the church and churchless. Is there an antidote to counteract this assault on the Christian faith? As per the argument in this dissertation, the answer lies in the lifestyle of the faithful, according to their confession. A way of life that confirms and not renounces the Biblical truths is the only way in which the Church‟s credibility can be restored in a post modern milieu. It is also one of the most important ways in which the decay in society can be counteracted; a Church that can yet again, as a bride of Christ perform her missiological duty as the salt and light of the world. This conclusion has forced the relevance of this research to the forefront. Paul describes the Corinthians as the holy temple of God in which the Holy Spirit resides (1 Cor 3:16-17). Two questions immediately arise: what relevance does this metaphor have on a Christian lifestyle and can a metaphor, applied 2000 years ago to the Christians in Corinthians, have any hermeneutical value, today? Can it serve as an ethical core moment in the post-modern time in which we find ourselves? These are some of the questions addressed in this research. The temple motif is a central theme found throughout the Bible. This is born through God‟s desire to live amidst his people. He instructs Moses to build a tent tabernacle, so that He “can live in their midst” (Ex 25:8). This tabernacle moved with the Israelites, everywhere they went. This was the place where God revealed his special presence, where daily offerings were made as atonement for the people‟s sins and where, once a year on the Great Day of Reconciliation the high priest went into the Most Holy to atone for the sins of the people as well as his own. Everything in and around the tabernacle was characterized by holiness. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Temple of God en_US
dc.subject Christian life - Biblical teaching en_US
dc.subject Symbolism in the Bible
dc.subject Bible. N.T. 1 Corinthians 3:16
dc.title Die metafoor "Julle is 'n tempel van God" (1 Kor 3:16) as 'n etiese kernmoment in die raamwerk van 'n Pauliniese leefstyl en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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