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New PDF release: Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church

By Edward Adams, David G. Horrell

ISBN-10: 0664224784

ISBN-13: 9780664224783

First Corinthians presents a different glimpse information the lifetime of a tender Christian group in a Gracco-Roman atmosphere throughout the early a long time of rising Christianity. It provides a variety and richness of knowledge in regards to the early church that's remarkable via the other New testomony record. a lot attempt has long gone into reconstructing Christianity at Corinth; extra lately, cognizance has occupied with the Corinthian neighborhood itself. The scholarly photograph of the Corinthian Christians through the interval of contemporary interpretation has been faraway from consistent, and their profile has altered as interpretive models have shifted. This number of vintage and new essays charts the historical past of the scholarly quest for the Corinthian church from F.C. Baur to the current day, and gives the reflections of prime students on the place the hunt has taken us and on its destiny path. comprises essays through Walter Schmithals, C.K. Barrett, Nils A. Dahl, Gerd Theeissen, Richard A. Horsley, Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza, James D.G. Dunn, and plenty of extra.

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1 2 1 . Martin, Corinthian Body, 7 3 . 23 Scholarly Q u e s t for Paul's C h u r c h at C o r i n t h sible to consider any of the Corinthian Christians as members of higher social strata. In both cases, contemporary scholarship has, by and large, given an affirmative answer, but these views have recently been challenged by Justin Meggitt (see further chs. 6, 17, 19 below). One further question is raised by these studies of the religious and philosophical background to the Corinthians' theology: To what extent does our understanding of Paul's letters depend on a plausible construction of this Corinthian background (see ch.

3 below). On Schmithals's reading, virtually every 'problem' with which Paul deals in the course of his Corinthian correspondence sprang from a Gnostic source. Like Schlatter, Schmithals understood the heresy to have been brought into the community by Jewish false teachers. 3), which drew a sharp distinction between the human Jesus and the heavenly Christ; the rejection of the cross as a feature of the scheme of salvation (cf. 12-20; 8-10); and a Gnostic eschatology, the goal of which is the redemption of the individual from the physical body.

1 2 1 . Martin, Corinthian Body, 7 3 . 23 Scholarly Q u e s t for Paul's C h u r c h at C o r i n t h sible to consider any of the Corinthian Christians as members of higher social strata. In both cases, contemporary scholarship has, by and large, given an affirmative answer, but these views have recently been challenged by Justin Meggitt (see further chs. 6, 17, 19 below). One further question is raised by these studies of the religious and philosophical background to the Corinthians' theology: To what extent does our understanding of Paul's letters depend on a plausible construction of this Corinthian background (see ch.

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