‘All Things to All People’: 1 Corinthians, Ethnic Flexibility, and Social Identity Theory

@article{Porter2021AllTT,
  title={‘All Things to All People’: 1 Corinthians, Ethnic Flexibility, and Social Identity Theory},
  author={Christopher A. Porter and B. Rosner},
  journal={Currents in Biblical Research},
  year={2021},
  volume={19},
  pages={286 - 307}
}
Since Judge’s pioneering 1960 monograph on social engagement in early Christian groups there have been a host of further sociological and social-psychological engagements with ancient texts. One relative newcomer to the biblical research discipline is the socio-cognitive engagement of Social Identity Theory (SIT) and its attendant approaches. This article traces how Social Identity Theory has been applied to the biblical texts, using 1 Corinthians as an exemplary case. We trace the development… Expand

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