A New Temple for Corinth: Rhetorical and Archaeological Approaches to Pauline Imagery

A New Temple for Corinth: Rhetorical and Archaeological Approaches to Pauline Imagery

by John R. Lanci
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820436763

ISBN-13: 9780820436760

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

A New Temple for Corinth examines the role that St. Paul's image of the community as a temple plays in his overall rhetorical argument in 1 Corinthians. It challenges traditional notions that Paul is inviting his correspondents to understand themselves as a new temple replacing the one in Jerusalem. Rather, Paul uses a cultic metaphor that both Gentile and

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A New Temple for Corinth examines the role that St. Paul's image of the community as a temple plays in his overall rhetorical argument in 1 Corinthians. It challenges traditional notions that Paul is inviting his correspondents to understand themselves as a new temple replacing the one in Jerusalem. Rather, Paul uses a cultic metaphor that both Gentile and Jew could understand to introduce his central motif of community upbuilding for the sake of the common good. This examination of first-century Corinthian archaeology suggests methods to correct and complement previous literary and historical critical analyses of the Pauline corpus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820436760
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Studies in Biblical Literature
Pages:
155

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Introduction: Motivation and Methodological Considerations1
IThe Community as a Temple: Why a Re-Examination?7
IIRoman Corinth25
III1 Corinthians as an Argument Against Dissension45
IVConstruction Language and the Argument Against Dissension57
VAncient Temples as Centering Images89
VIA New Temple for Corinth115
Bibliography139
Index149

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