Problema „caselor” din Corint – o practică în vederea consolidării mesajului evanghelic
The topic proposed for this approach aims to highlight the ways in which Apostle Paul manages to form and solidify the multi-ethnic and multicultural communities through his apostolate. Starting from these, we will identify the problems within the Corinthian community, with express reference to the Lord’s Supper and its significance in forming the identity of the community. The purpose of this article is, as well, to analyse the situation of fellowships in the houses of prominent people in Corinth, which played a special role in the church. People from different backgrounds were included, and therefore, the practices were also a culmination of different traditions. Such a vision is based on the observations that the household has played an important role in the life of Pauline churches, having a central role also in the Greek-Roman society. In this regard, it must not be forgotten that Apostle Paul tried to form a community that was to include both Jews and Gentiles, a community that was to be united in a new and self-determining Church. The important issues lie for the Apostle beyond the two dominant cultures of his world. The topic deserves to be carefully explored, especially in a contemporary context, when we are in a society that has reached, we say, a new intercultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious threshold.