n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - The metaphor "You are the temple of God" (1 Cor 3:16) as an ethical core moment in a Paulinic framework : research article

Volume 94, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



While the temple was still standing in Jerusalem, Paul confronted the faithful community in Corinth with the following rhetorical question: "Do you not know that you are the temple of God and the Spirit of God resides in you?" (1 Cor 3:16). What implications did this questions hold for that congregation and does it still have any hermeneutical value for the faithful community in the postmodern milieu in which we find ourselves today?

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