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Much modern social theory and practice has affected biblical studies by showing that a great deal of light is thrown on the NT by investigating the communities out of which the NT writings emerged. Hence the appearance of books on, for example, the Johannine Circle or Community. Studies of 1st-cent. institutions such as slavery and marriage explain aspects of community life in the Church and how they either reflected or repudiated standards and values in their environments. The gospel of Matthew, for example, expounds a way of life for its community which distances it from contemporary Judaism (Matt. 18) while also recognizing how much it still has in common with Jewish communities of the synagogues. By the time the fourth gospel was written, towards the end of the century, Church and Synagogue are farther apart and by a process of putting a prophecy into the mouth of Jesus (John 16:2) the author, the evangelist, accepts the inevitability of the separation of the two communities: the Church, not the Jews, is now the faithful people of God.

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  • community — com‧mu‧ni‧ty [kəˈmjuːnti] noun communities PLURALFORM [countable] 1. all the people who live in the same area, city etc: • The new arts centre will serve the whole community. 2. a group of people who all share the same nationality, religion, or… …   Financial and business terms

  • community — com·mu·ni·ty n pl ties 1: the people who live in a particular place or region and usu. are linked by some common interests 2 a: the mass of community property owned by a husband and wife a spouse may not...lease to a third person his undivided… …   Law dictionary

  • Community — Título Community Género Comedia Creado por Dan Harmon Reparto Joel McHale Gillian Jacobs Danny Pudi Yvette Nicole Brown Alison Brie Donald Glover Ken Jeong Chevy Chase …   Wikipedia Español

  • Community — Titre original Community Genre Sitcom Créateur(s) Dan Harmon Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Community — Com*mu ni*ty, n.; pl. {Communities}. [L. communitas: cf. OF. communit[ e]. Cf. {Commonalty}, and see {Common}.] 1. Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods. [1913 Webster] The original community of all things. Locke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • community — late 14c., from O.Fr. comunité community, commonness, everybody (Mod.Fr. communauté), from L. communitatem (nom. communitas) community, fellowship, from communis common, public, general, shared by all or many, (see COMMON (Cf. common)). Latin… …   Etymology dictionary

  • community — in the sense ‘a place considered together with its inhabitants’ has given rise to attributive uses such as community police officer, community care (long term care for the ill and elderly), community service (unpaid work to be done by offenders… …   Modern English usage

  • community — [kə myo͞o′nə tē] n. pl. communities [ME & OFr communite < L communitas, community, fellowship < communis,COMMON] 1. a) all the people living in a particular district, city, etc. b) the district, city, etc. where they live 2. a group of… …   English World dictionary

  • community — ► NOUN (pl. communities) 1) a group of people living together in one place. 2) (the community) the people of an area or country considered collectively; society. 3) a group of people with a common religion, race, or profession: the scientific… …   English terms dictionary

  • community — [n1] society, area of people association, body politic, center, colony, commonality, commonwealth, company, district, general public, hamlet, locality, nation, neck of the woods*, neighborhood, people, populace, public, residents, society, state …   New thesaurus

  • Community No. 9 — is an album released by Indie rock musician Ike Reilly in 1992. It is now considered very rare. Track listing The Struggle 2:05 Way Down 2:51 Peaceful 3:27 Real Tears 2:41 President of the World 3:55 Corruptible 4:37 No Movement 4:04 (Our) Love… …   Wikipedia

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