The Embodied Experience of the Early Christian Symposium and Paul's Language of Salvation and Justification

Insights from the cognitive sciences, particularly research on embodied and embedded cognition, allow us to discuss how Paul as an embodied and socially embedded thinker formed his theology of salvation. I argue why participation in Christ is most probably at the cognitive centre of a theology for a community steeped in the embodied ritual experience of banquets in honour of Christ.