Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1-6

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This volume traces the secular influences of first-century Roman Corinth on the local church leadership. It then shows how Paul modifies the Corinthian understanding of church leadership. Using 1 Corinthians 1-6 together with other first-century literary and non-literary sources, it is argued that one of Paul's major concerns with the church in Corinth is the extent to which significant members in the church were employing secular categories and perceptions of leadership in the Christian community. this updated ...

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This volume traces the secular influences of first-century Roman Corinth on the local church leadership. It then shows how Paul modifies the Corinthian understanding of church leadership. Using 1 Corinthians 1-6 together with other first-century literary and non-literary sources, it is argued that one of Paul's major concerns with the church in Corinth is the extent to which significant members in the church were employing secular categories and perceptions of leadership in the Christian community. this updated edition also seeks to reflect on recent developments in 1 Corinthians scholarship.

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Andrew Clarke is currently a Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen and formerly the Research Librarian at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He has also published 'Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers' (First-Century Christians in the Greco-Roman World) (2000)

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Table of Contents

Preface
I Introduction 1
II Evidence of Secular Leaders in Corinth 9
III Profile and Practices of Secular Leaders in Corinth 23
IV Christian Leaders in Secular Corinth 41
V Secular Practices of Christian Leaders I 59
VI Secular Practices of Christian Leadership II 73
VII Secular Perceptions of Christian Leadership 89
VIII Paul's Principles of Christian Leadership 109
IX Conclusions 129
Appendix A 135
Appendix B 159
Select Bibliography 171
Index of Ancient and Modern Authors 183
Index of Scripture References 186
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