Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Romans and Christian Identity
Conflict and Identity in Romans: The Social Setting of Paul's Letter,
Philip F. Esler, Fortress Press, 2003, page 11
Writing about the tensions between Jewish and Greek identities that existed in the years before Yeshua, Philip Esler makes the point that:
Every group generates a sense of belonging, an identity, into which its members are socialised. This means that thereafter their sense of who they are as individuals includes that aspect derived from belonging to the group.
How much of our identity today is defined the group(s) to which we belong?