Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Food of Christianity

Blue: The House Church at Corinth and the Lord's Supper: 1 Cor. 11: "The boundaries which defined Judaism as a race and reli-
gion were drawn at the table; therefore, the desegregation of the Chris-
tian message had for its appropriate setting the table, Similarly, the
boundaries which defined social and economic classes were forcefully
exposed at a meal. It was uncommon for different classes to eat together:
'The interests brought together in this way probably marked the Chris-
tians off from other unofficial associations, which were generally so-
cially and economically as homogeneous as possible'."

Christianity as a force for human rights in the first century. Fascinating.

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