"If Anyone Hungers, He/She Must Eat in the House" (1 Cor 11:34) A Narrative-Critical, Socio-Historical and Grammatical-Philological Analysis of the Story of the Lord's Supper in Corinth (1 Cor 11:17-34)
Het verhaal van de maaltijd van de Heer in 1 Kor 11,17-34 en de implicaties voor de honger in de wereld. Een narratief-kritische en historisch-kritische analyse en de benadering van de normativiteit van de toekomst
IBITA, MA. MARILOU S. TITLE: The Narrative of the Lords Supper in 1 Cor 11:17-34 and Its I mplications for a Hungry World: A Narrative-Critical and Historical-Crit ical Analysis and a Normativity of the Future Approach The doctoral project is a study of 1 Cor 11:17-34 in view of the current academic trend of exploring the letters of Paul from a narrative perspe ctive. Adapting the method of Norman R. Petersen, we would like to study this text in view of the narrative of the Lords Supper in the context of the story of the early church in Corinth. We will also consider the i mportant characters in this narrative particularly the Lord Jesus, the C orinthians, and Paul, as well as the non-human characters, the Lords Su pper and the Corinthian Supper. In relation to the non-human characters, we will also explore the importance of the meal setting in this narrati ve and how Paul tries to correct the mistakes in the Corinthian celebrat ion. Then, we will consider the kind of narrative satisfaction and reade r identification demanded by the text. The results of these initial step s will lead us to a re-reading of 1 Cor 11:17-34 in the light of an esch atological perspective that is highlighted by the use of the normativity of the future approach proposed by Reimund Bieringer. We will, then, re -appropriate the results of our inquiry by means of offering possible pa storal biblical interpretation and strategies that can respond to the co ntext of a Church of the Poor particularly in the Philippines which face s the challenge of hunger.