oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - I Corinthians 13:1 revisited: Some Afroliturgical and missiological implications

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



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.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error