n HTS : Theological Studies - Friendships and Fellowship : living and in the Corinthian Church of South Africa - from the perspective of social capital : original research

Volume 68, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



In my definition of the term social capital, that follows later, I will seek to explore what values of social capital are engendered through the performance of rituals and use of symbols by the Corinthians in the context of worship (). Differently put, to what extent do the rituals generate values of common ownership, collective participation, collaboration and, therefore, enhance service to the communities? Consequently, implied in this study, is the issue of how rituals contribute to social cohesion amongst the Corinthians and other groups.

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