Corporate Personality
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Corporate Personality
Corporate Personality A phrase used to describe how an individual is seen as a representative of the whole group, first employed with regard to biblical studies by H. Wheeler Robinson.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Corporate Personality
CORPORATE PERSONALITY. “Corporate personality” is a term used in English law. It refers to the fact that a group or body can be regarded legally as an individual, possessing the rights and duties of an individual. The membership of such a group may change through the death of members or the recruitment
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Corporate Personality
Corporate PersonalityFor nearly a century scholars have debated how to explain certain corporate features of Israelite religion and culture. Many biblical narratives seem untroubled by instances in which the sin of an individual or group leads to the punishment of other people not directly involved
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Corporate Responsibility
corporate responsibility. The accountability of people groups as a whole, such as political organizations, business organizations or nonprofit organizations including religious institutions, for their legal, financial and ethical acts. According to the concept of corporate *responsibility, these organized
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Corporate Personality
corporate personality. The concept of corporate personality has been highly influential in much biblical interpretation over the last one-hundred years. However, the concept is still widely misunderstood, in large part because often it is not clearly defined or articulated. The notion of corporate personality
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COLLECTIVIST PERSONALITY. Collectivist personality characterizes persons enculturated in social systems that set value on the priority of the group, on the continued embeddedness of the individual in the group, and on the precedence of group values over individual choices. Social systems that enculturate
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Corporate Personality
CORPORATE PERSONALITYIn Scripture and in human experience, self-awareness, moral and legal responsibility, blessing and trouble, reward and punishment are corporate as well as individual realities. Thus Israel and other nations can speak as ‘I’ as well as ‘we’ (Num. 20–21); the fate of a family can