The church as the body of Christ: the significance of the metaphor in 1 Cor 12:27 for the assessment of the New Testament teaching on the unity of the church
J. van Rensburg, J.J.
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Different metaphors depicting one or more facets of the church are used in the New Testament. An interpretation of the different metaphors will contribute to the assessment o f the New Testament teaching on the unity of the church. This chapter envisages to make such an interpretation of the metaphor “you are the body of Christ” in 1 Cor 12:27. This isolation of the metaphor, however, is by no means a reconstruction of the metaphor into a model; it is merely a delimitation to facilitate the interpretation.
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