Worth More than Many Sparrows - Essays in Honour of Willi Braun - Sarah E. Rollens

Worth More than Many Sparrows - Essays in Honour of Willi Braun - Sarah E. Rollens

The Corinthian Funerary Cultural Context and Baptism on behalf of the Dead Ritual

Worth More than Many Sparrows - Essays in Honour of Willi Braun - Sarah E. Rollens

Mark Wheller [+-]
University of Alberta
Mark Wheller completed his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree from the University of Alberta in Religious Studies, and received a Graduate Student Teaching Award from the University of Alberta Faculty of Arts.

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This chapter builds from Richard DeMaris’ article “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology” which analyzes baptism on behalf of the dead within the cultural context of Roman Corinth by applying Catherine Bell’s ritual theory and bringing in new data on Greco-Roman funerary practices to analyze the ritual context of 1 Corinthians 15:29. In so doing, the focus of this chapter is on vicarious representations of the dead as alluded to in the phrase “baptism on behalf of the dead.”

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Wheller, Mark. The Corinthian Funerary Cultural Context and Baptism on behalf of the Dead Ritual. Worth More than Many Sparrows - Essays in Honour of Willi Braun. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2023. ISBN 9781800501973. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43720. Date accessed: 26 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43720. Feb 2023

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