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Title: L’impureté selon P
Subtitle: Une lecture théologique
Author(s): MARX, Alfred
Volume: 82 Issue: 3 Date: 2001
This study sets out to review the different factors of impurity recognized as such by P. In the final analysis, these come down to two: death (with which ‘leprosy’ is connected) and sexuality. Whatever the original reason for considering these two factors as a source of impurity, P. has given them a theological reinterpretation by which he relates them to the story of the Fall; death and sexuality are characteristics of the human condition that are a result of the Fall, whereas the impurity which they bring about calls to mind the dissolution of the original connection between man and God.