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dc.contributor.advisorBaab, Lynne
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Karen Davinia
dc.date.available2015-03-31T01:10:21Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, K. D. (2015). Dwelling with Honour: perspectives on honour, shame and human dignity today, from Luke 7: 36-50 (Thesis, Master of Theology). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5598en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5598
dc.description.abstractHow do Christians today understand and express honour to one another? Honour is a term with many meanings and expressions in and outside the church and across cultures. Honouring one another is a biblical command (Philippians 2:1-11; Romans 12:1-21; Ephesians 4:1-14) and is vital to healthy relationships yet can be difficult to understand, easy to misinterpret and challenging to live out. Using an account of hospitality in Luke 7:36-50 as its reference point, this project was a comparative study exploring ways four ethnic groups within the New Zealand Church understand and express honour in the context of hospitality. Study participants drawn from NZ Maori, NZ European (Pakeha), NZ Chinese and NZ Samoan ethnicities were given Luke 7: 36-50, with a brief outline of its characters and setting, and asked to identify comparative hospitality events in their family of origin and current faith community. Questions exploring the various expressions of honour, shame, dignity and value arising from Luke 7:36-50 were used to help elicit the participants’ understanding of those concepts in both settings. What emerged is a clear distinction on concepts, language and expressions of honour between individuals from more collectivist cultures, which retain some hierarchical structures and which connect honour with identity, as against the Pakeha or non-hierarchical individualist group who had not previously given much thought to honour or their own cultural identity. It also became evident that cultural expressions of honour or lack of such expressions influenced but did not govern how each understood the honour God calls us to.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectHonour
dc.subjectLuke 7: 36-50
dc.subjectshame
dc.subjectdignity
dc.subjectculture
dc.subjecthonor
dc.subjecthospitality
dc.subjectNZ
dc.subjectMaori
dc.subjectPakeha
dc.subjectNZ Chinese
dc.subjectNZ Samoan
dc.subjectPacific
dc.subjectcollectivist
dc.subjectindividualist
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjectvalue
dc.subjectchurch
dc.subjectSimon the Pharisee
dc.subjectsinful woman
dc.subjectwoman who sinned
dc.subjectcontempt
dc.subjectLuke 7
dc.titleDwelling with Honour: perspectives on honour, shame and human dignity today, from Luke 7: 36-50
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2015-03-31T00:59:02Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineDepartment of Theology & Religion
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Theology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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