First Corinthians

First Corinthians

by Pheme Perkins


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In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, a respected New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in First Corinthians. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by

• attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs
• showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits
• commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book
• focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text
• making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format

Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight Pheme Perkins offers in interpreting First Corinthians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801033902
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pheme Perkins (PhD, Harvard University) is professor of theology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels, Reading the New Testament, Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church, Gnosticism and the New Testament, and several commentaries.

Table of Contents

Letter Opening (1 Corinthians 1:1-9)
God's Wisdom Is Contrary to Human Standards (1 Corinthians 1:10-2:16)
Paul and Apollos as Examples (1 Corinthians 3:1-4:21)
Reports of Unholy Conduct by Believers (1 Corinthians 5:1-6:20)
Questions in a Letter from Corinth (1 Corinthians 7:1-11:1)
Problems in the Worshiping Assembly (1 Corinthians 11:2-14:40)
Some Deny That the Dead Are Raised (1 Corinthians 15:1-58)
Letter Conclusion (1 Corinthians 16:1-24)

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