oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - I Corinthians 13:1 revisited: Some Afroliturgical and missiological implications
In recent years, there has been a bewildering proliferation of hermeneutical and other approaches to the Bible. These include the close and creative examination of the Bible in the on-going attempt to ferret out from it whatever might be considered relevant to an increasing interest in the ritual / liturgical - especially as it relates to the mission of the church in the Two-Thirds World such as in tropical Africa and her Diaspora. In this article, we revisit the all-too-familiar pericope of 1 Corinthians 13 in general and verse 1 in particular. We suggest that an alternative and better translation of verse 1 is entirely congruent with the on-going Afro-Christian drive towards liturgical relevance and renovation;' in particular, the defensible use of indigenous ""pagan"" musical instruments in worship.
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