The Appeal to convention in Paul

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Abstract

'Does Paul endorse convention in 1 Corinthians 11:16?' English 'convention', like Latin consuetudo and Greek συνήθεια accentuates by its prefix a custom that is the conscious practice of a collectivity. But for which collectivity does Paul use the term συνήθεια in 1 Cor 11:16? Does it refer to the circles whose practice Paul criticises? Or is Paul classifying the traditions παραδόσειϛ he handed on to them (1 Cor 11:2) as a convention held both by himself and 'the churches of God' (11:16), sc. the non-Pauline churches)?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Testament in its first century setting
Subtitle of host publicationessays on context and background : in honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th birthday
EditorsP.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head, David Instone-Brewer
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids, Mich
PublisherWilliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages178-189
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0802828345
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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