act of shunning

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Family interpretations of these messages often result in a "word-for-word" versus "thought-for-thought" application (Stein, 2011) that is more closely aligned with the practice of excommunication than the traditional act of shunning. The pagan, or tax collector referenced in Matthew 18:17, for example, would continue to be engaged by early church members who would recognize these individuals as existing outside the community (Illian, 2010).