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September 24, 2013

Neoplatonic Love and Saint Augustine, the Blessed

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Saint Augustine, the Blessed a.k.a. "Augustinus of Hippo." (354-430.)

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Posted by lhobbs at September 24, 2013 07:49 PM

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Irma Sera
Dr. B. Lee Hobbs
ENG. 210CL Love & Desire in Literature CA02
06 November 2014

Question:
How does Paul define diversity? Moreover, how does his definition apply to the Corinthians and their gifts? After Paul talks about how the body of Christ works together, how does he describe the parts? Are there parts of the body that are unnecessary?

Answer:
Diversity is described in the chapter when Paul talks about the different kinds of gifts that the Holy Spirit gives us. He touches on the how the different kinds of gifts are used to serve the same lord (1 Corinthians 12:4-6). The definition applies to the Corinthians because in order to fulfill the mission of the Lord, each person must individually possess on of the gifts. In chapter 12, Paul also describes how the limbs of our body need one another in order to function as whole and although there are many parts of the body, there is only ONE body (1 Corinthians 12: 14-20). All parts of the body are necessary, “If each part of the were the same part, there would be no body.” Each part of the body has its special ability and in order for the whole body to function well. Paul uses the metaphor “one body” with different examples to show that regardless of the specific gift or function, everything works as a whole.

Posted by: irma sera at November 7, 2014 01:46 AM

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