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Social Systems in Transition: The Meaning of Collective Identity and the Interpretation and Translation of the Greek Term Sarx in Paul’s Letters

Project description

A closer look at the letters of St Paul

The letters of St Paul are the main source for our knowledge of his apostolic work. This small corpus of seven letters addressed to the churches is very important for religious, theological, historical and social studies. The letters were written during a period of major societal transition and the development of a new collective identity. The translations and interpretations of the letters have been widely studied. Building on past research, the EU-funded MaSarx project will conduct interdisciplinary and intersectoral research based on Bowen’s family system theory. Specifically, it will explore community differentiation implications arising from the Greek term sarx in Paul’s letters. The findings will be published and made accessible to anyone reading about these texts and their interpretation and the social systems in transition.


Net EU contribution
€ 214 158,72
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00