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By Atsuhiro Asano

The factor of community-identity development in Galatians is taken into account utilizing equipment: first, by way of employing anthropological theories to the mechanism and natures of community-identity and its development, and moment, via evaluating the Galatian group with one other minority spiritual neighborhood.

Asano argues that Paul's attempt at id building is partly conditioned via his self-awareness as an self sufficient apostle and by means of the exterior pressures of the numerous teams in other places. Paul's clash, depicted in Galatians 2 and projected upon the Galatian scenario, is known as a clash among the ethno-centred and the 'instrumental mode' of neighborhood structures, the latter of that's loose from the restrictions of center ethnic sentiment. Galatians 4.21-31 is pointed out as a conceptual framework (or 'recreated worldview') for the neighborhood contributors to be guaranteed in their real life lower than marginalizing strain. This recreated worldview is ritually acted out in baptism with the egalitarian motif (Gal 3.28) to assist internalize the actual identification.

Finally, Paul's letter is advised to have functioned as a actual locus of community-identity. hence the autographic marker (Gal 6.11) directs the eye of the viewers not just to the conceptual content material yet to the presence of the founding apostle that the letter replaces.

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