Intercultural‐Biblical Reflections on Christian Identity
New International Research Project
The project deals with “identity conflicts” and the formation of “identity markers” in early Christianity.
Why do biblical texts come up with the idea of mediating between the social context and the Christian message or working on tensions in this regard? How did New Testament authors manage to inculturate the Christian message? How do they communicate? What can we learn from them? How did the Biblical authors, apostles, and missionaries manage to maintain a balance between adapting to the found culture and preserving the Christian heritage? What actually constitutes Christian identity? Is there a standardised Christian identity for all cultures? Are there different expressions of Christian identity among women and men? How does Christian identity develop in Early Christianity? Finally, can the modern question of contextualisation in a post‐colonial period be transferred in exactly the same way to early Christian times?