By Edward Adams, David G. Horrell

First Corinthians presents a different glimpse information the lifetime of a tender Christian group in a Gracco-Roman setting throughout the early a long time of rising Christianity. It offers a spread and richness of data concerning the early church that's unprecedented by means of the other New testomony rfile. a lot attempt has long gone into reconstructing Christianity at Corinth; extra lately, cognizance has inquisitive about the Corinthian group itself. The scholarly photo of the Corinthian Christians in the course of the interval of contemporary interpretation has been faraway from consistent, and their profile has altered as interpretive models have shifted. This choice of vintage and new essays charts the background of the scholarly quest for the Corinthian church from F.C. Baur to the current day, and provides the reflections of major students on the place the hunt has taken us and on its destiny course. comprises essays by way of Walter Schmithals, C.K. Barrett, Nils A. Dahl, Gerd Theeissen, Richard A. Horsley, Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza, James D.G. Dunn, and lots of extra.

Show description

Read Online or Download Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church PDF

Similar other eastern religions & sacred texts books

A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms Defined in English

It comprises etymological roots and the meanings of phrases basic to epistemology, metaphysics, and useful teachings of the heterodox and orthodox colleges of Indian philosophy. Cross-referncing has been supplied and diverse charts are integrated that offer information about relationships, different types, and sourcebooks suitable to the person faculties.

Collected Works 10 - A Light To Yourself

In those talks, given in Europe and India, Krishnamurti is going into the significance of going into difficulties brazenly, with no conclusions. ". .because we technique our difficulties in part, via most of these numerous varieties of conditioning, it kind of feels to me that we're thereby now not figuring out them. i think that the method of any challenge is of even more value than the matter itself, and that if lets method our many problems with none specific type of conditioning or prejudice, then might be we might come to a primary figuring out of them.

Zhu Xi's Reading of the Analects: Canon, Commentary and the Classical Tradition (Asian Studies)

The Analects is a compendium of the sayings of Confucius (551–479 b. c. e. ), transcribed and handed down through his disciples. the way it got here to be remodeled by way of Zhu Xi (1130–1200) into some of the most philosophically major texts within the Confucian culture is the topic of this publication. Scholarly awareness in China had lengthy been dedicated to the Analects.

The Aphorisms of Siva: The Sivasutra With Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika

The ŚivaSūtra used to be published to Vasugupta by means of Śiva with the intention to counter the consequences of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of syntheses and exegesis climaxed via the good Abhinavagupta. The ŚivaSūtra is an important scripture within the Trika process of Kashmir Shaivism. As a booklet on yoga, it explains the character and reason for bondage and the ability to liberation

Additional resources for Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church

Example text

9 2 . For a helpful summary o f Corinthian emphases, see Barclay, ch. 14 below, pp. 187—91. 9 3 . F. L. Godet, Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, vol. 1 (Clark's Foreign Theological Library, n e w series; Edinburgh: Τ. & T . Clark, 1898) 7 7 . Cf. vol. 2 ( 1 8 9 8 ) , pp. 1 8 4 - 8 7 . 9 4 . Lutgert, Frieheitspredigt. A brief summary is given in Schmithals, Gnosticism, 1 2 0 - 2 . 18 D a v i d G . Horrell a n d E d w a r d A d a m s akin to the second-century Gnostics. In Liitgert's view, Corinthian Gnosticism developed as a corruption of Paul's gospel of freedom under Hellenistic influence.

1, 12,37), above all 'speaking in tongues' (γλώσσαις λαλοΰντες). What the slo­ gans and watchwords mean and whether and how they fit together is heavily dis­ puted, however. Many scholars have felt, though, that they form a consistent set of ideas and values and that this theological perspective underlies most, if not all, of the problems and controversies that Paul addresses in the letter. Probably the most influential attempt to relate Corinthian 'theology' to par­ ticular religious and philosophical traditions has been the concern to note paral­ lels with 'Gnosticism'.

According to Wilson, we find in Corinthian Christianity the beginnings of what was later to develop into full-scale Gnosticism. In more recent scholarship, the heuristic value of the terms 'Gnosticism', 'incipient Gnosticism', or 'gnosis' as applied to Corinthian Christianity has been seriously questioned. Dale Martin, for example, points out that the specific fea­ tures that the Corinthians share with later 'Gnostics' were ubiquitous in the first century: 'one could say that anyone in the first century who held certain philo­ sophical ideas (deprecation of the body, some form of anthropological dualism) was a proto-Gnostic, but this brings one no closer to a historical reconstruction of their social location'.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.04 of 5 – based on 11 votes