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Myth as metaphor

Hts Theological Studies 72 (4):1-8 (2016)

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  1. God’s Patronage Constitutes a Community of Compassionate Equals.Gert J. Malan - 2020 - Hts Theological Studies 76 (4):1-8.
    The central themes of Jesus’ preaching, the kingdom and household of God, are root metaphors expressing the symbolic universe of God’s patronage subverting patronage and patriarchy structuring contemporary Mediterranean society, thus legitimising an anti-hierarchical community of faith. This dominant focus of Jesus’ message was discarded, as society’s prevalent patronage and patriarchy became the societal structure of the later faith communities. Today, patronage and patriarchy still forms the social structure for a large sector of Christian communities and many cultures, resulting in (...)
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