Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)

First Advisor

Paul Bretscher

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 11:29; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-22; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Corinthians 3:11;


Theological trends determine the specific emphases of the confessional doctrines of the Church. As throughout the history of the Church when new trends and theological postulates appear, the student of theology is called upon to examine carefully their content on the basis of Scripture in order to reject or absorb these propositions into his own theology. Twentieth century theology, captivated by the ecumenical movement, is engaged in renewed study of the particu1ar doctrines of the Church and Sacraments. The purpose of this thesis is to present for the reader's evaluation a brief study of a phrase from 1 Cor. 11:29 often quoted by modern theologians, "not discerning the body."

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