n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - A spirituality and "ethos of circumcision" for the contemporary church

Volume 92, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



The concept of "circumcision of the heart" (Rom. 2:28-29) is key to understanding the identity of God's people. Being such a fundamental symbol of communal identity, one has surely to consider the way in which this symbol shaped Pauline spirituality and ethos in the context of the covenant community of God. The focus of this article is to investigate Pauline spirituality and to discover how he applied covenant principles, evident in his "circumcision of the heart" concept, in the daily lives of the churches. These same spiritual principles need to be applied to the postmodern church of today. Therefore, one has to have a clear understanding of the context of the contemporary postmodern church in order to determine the spiritual and ethical implications of Paul's "circumcision of the heart" concept for the recent postmodern generation.

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