THE ABOLITION OF ETHNIC, RACIAL, OR CULTURAL DISTINCTIONS IN THE APOSTLE PAUL. INDICATIVE PATRISTIC APPROACH
(Zrušenie etnických, rasových alebo kultúrnych rozdielov v myslení apoštola Pavla. Indikatívny patristický prístup)
Abstract: The study focuses on Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians 2:28, wherein Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, proceeds to a declaration of human rights by stating: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. Patristic interpretations regarding this position of the Apostle Paul are cited, according to which Paul’s basis is Christocentric, and is a criterion for the transposition and dissolution of each type of distinction, and the change of human relationships is the transformation of the world into the Church of Christ. Moreover, it is also emphasised and presented, in Christian literature, while the phenomenon of each type of distinction is engaged pastorally in the works of the Fathers and ecclesiastical authors, each is considered from a different perspective and approached pastorally.
Authors: Lamprou, Soultana – Zozuľaková, Viera
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2019, vol.: 12, issue: 2, pages: 33-42 (PDF file)
Keywords: COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, TRIBAL DISTINCTIONS, RACISM, “SEPARATION SYSTEM”, APOSTLE PAUL, EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS, JESUS CHRIST, HOLY SPIRIT, DIVINE ECONOMY, CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, PATRISTIC LITERATURE