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‘Baptized for the Dead’ (1 Cor 15:29): A Corinthian Slogan?

Jerome Murphy‐O'connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This verse is commonly interpreted as a reference to vicarious baptism, even though it is usually recognized that Paul would never have approved such a practice. The chapter argues that baptizein ... More


‘Being at Home in the Body we are in Exile from the Lord’ (2 Cor 5:6b)

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This statement contradicts Paul's view of body as the place where commitment becomes real. Rather it reflects Philo's distinction between the earthly and the heavenly man, and so must be a slogan of ... More


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