The Corinthian Body / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300081725
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,043,028
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 The Body in Greco-Roman Culture 3
2 The Rhetoric of the Body Politic 38
3 The Body's Economy 69
4 Tongues of Angels in the Body of Christ 87
5 The Resurrected Body 104
6 The Body, Disease, and Pollution 139
7 Sex, Food, and the Pollution of the Corinthian Body 163
8 The Dangers of Desire 198
9 Prophylactic Veils 229
Postscript 250
Notes 253
Bibliography 301
Index of Scripture Citations 323
General Index 325
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