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.