The Corinthian Body / Edition 1

The Corinthian Body / Edition 1

by Dale B. Martin
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0300081723

ISBN-13: 9780300081725

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this intriguing discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Dale Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ). This led to differing opinions on a variety of theological

Overview

In this intriguing discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Dale Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ). This led to differing opinions on a variety of theological viewpoints-including the role of rhetoric and philosophy in a hierarchical society, the eating of meat sacrificed to idols, prostitution, sexual desire and marriage, and the resurrection of the body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300081725
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
List of Abbreviations
xix
I Hierarchy
The Body in Greco-Roman Culture
3(35)
The Rhetoric of the Body Politic
38(31)
The Body's Economy
69(18)
Tongues of Angels in the Body of Christ
87(17)
The Resurrected Body
104(35)
II Pollution
The Body, Disease, and Pollution
139(24)
Sex, Food, and the Pollution of the Corinthian Body
163(35)
The Dangers of Desire
198(31)
Prophylactic Veils
229(21)
Postscript 250(3)
Notes 253(48)
Bibliography 301(22)
Index of Scripture Citations 323(2)
General Index 325

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >