Spiritual Gifts, Spiritual Persons, Or Spiritually-Gifted Persons?: A Creative Translation of toon pneumatikoon in 1 Corinthians 12:1A

Abstract: 

There is a scholarly debate as to what tw/n pneumatikw/n in 1 Corinthians 12:1 really means. As a result, the phrase has been rendered in various ways: ‘spiritual things’; ‘spiritual gifts’; ‘spiritual persons’; ‘spiritual manifestations’. In this paper the writer contends that tw/n pneumatikw/n in 1 Corinthians 12:1 can be translated creatively as ‘spiritually-gifted persons’. This rendering has a generic term for Dangme Christians – mumi mi dlominikeni-nimli hi ‘spiritually-gifted persons’ – which can be used to denote spiritual persons, both male and female.

 

Authors: 

Kuwornu-Adjaottor, J.E.T(Department of Religious Studies , Lecturer , jkadjaottor@yahoo.com )

 

Place of publication: 

Article published in Neotestamentica, Journal of the New Testament Society of South Africa (Neotestamentica) 46 (2), 2012.

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