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Enduring Shame as Costly Signalling: The Case of Public Confession of Sin According to Tertullian
University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9117-4943
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cognitive Historiography, ISSN 2051-9672, E-ISSN 2051-9680, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 60-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses public confession of sins according to Tertullian (160-225 CE) as an emotionally and socially costly signal of commitment to a religious group, early 3rd century Christianity in Carthage. Here "public" means "before the community of believers" rather than "before society in general". What group dynamic functions did the ritual have and why did people accept undergoing the shame of public confession of sins?

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2018. Vol. 4, no 1, p. 60-78
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public confession of sin, costly signalling, Tertullian, shame
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Religious Studies
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Church History; History of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-789DOI: 10.1558/jch.17704OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-789DiVA, id: diva2:1383599
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved

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