Enscripturalised identity: Scripture and identity in Christian communities

Authors

  • J Punt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/ngtt.2002.v43n1.a09

Abstract

It is often claimed that the Bible as foundational document of Christianity functions is an important source of identity within that tradition and its religious communities, and even that it has contributed largely to the formation of the identity of Western culture and literature. This claim is investigated from the perspective of “enscripturalised identity”, a notion introduced and developed here. Various aspects of possible criticism against enscripturalised identity in contemporary communities and life are entertained, concluding that this concept can have heuristic value for reflecting on (Christian) identity.

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Published

2002-06-30

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Articles • Artikels