Saturday, August 28, 2010

Finally, A Thesis Title

Drumroll please . . .

After much struggle and debate I have finally got a title for my thesis which I intend to submit for examination next week:

Sex, Slogans, and Σώματα: 
Discovering Paul's Theological Ethic in 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Should sell like hot cakes.


  1. The working title had been "Paul's somatic theology of fornication: an exegesis of 1 Cor 6:12-20". Which my supervisor didn't like. On balance I think the new one is better anyway, although i'm sad not to have used the word fornication.

  2. Nice. What does Σώματα mean?

  3. but because bodies didn't start with an S, somata was the alliteration friendly option!

  4. Alliteration and sex, it should indeed sell :)


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