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|Description:||xiv, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||1 Cor. 1:1-9 : the letter opening --
1 Cor. 1:10-2:16 : against divisions : God's wisdom --
1 Cor. 3:1-4:21 : against divisions : Paul and Apollos as exempla --
1 Cor. 5:1-6:20 : reports about unholy conduct among believers --
1 Cor. 7:1-11:1 : questions in a letter from Corinth --
1 Cor. 11:2-14:40 : problems in the community assembled for worship --
1 Cor. 15:1-58 : reports that some deny the resurrection --
1 Cor. 16:1-24 : the letter closing.
|Series Title:||Paideia (Grand Rapids, Mich.)|
In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, a respected New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in First Corinthians. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by: attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs; showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits; commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book; focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text; making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight Pheme Perkins offers in interpreting First Corinthians. - Publisher.
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