1 Cor 12-14: Literary Structure and Theology

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Gregorian Biblical BookShop, 2007 - Bibles - 378 pages
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The present book establishes the literary structure of 1 Cor 12-14 through the consideration of a multiplicity of literary indications and their convergence. The determination of the structure constitutes an important step in understanding both the logic of Paul's argumentation in general and the function of chap. 13 in particular, moreover, this approach sheds light on questions related to the authenticity of some sections of 1 cor 12-14. After a critical review of how recent scholars have construed the structure of 1 cor 12-14 (chaps. 1-2), the study examines those literary features of 1 Cor 12-14 that suggest a new way of viewing the structural organization of the text (chap. 3). Finally, the theological consequences to be derived from the adoption of the proposed structure are presented (chap. 4). The method employed here for uncovering the literary structure of the text through an objective and rigorous examination of its literary indications is that of Fr. Albert Vanhoye S.J. The present work is therefore offered as a practical and detailed example of the method in question. Jose Enrique Aguilar Chiu born in 1960 in Acapulco, Mexico, obtained his doctorate in sacred scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy. He has taught at the seminary of New York and the Seminary of Philadelphia.
 

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Contents

Introduction
13
Literary Structure of l Cor 1214
17
Literary Structures of 1 Cor 1214
19
The Structure Proposed by Nils W Lund
20
The structure proposed by Vincenzo Scippa
38
The Structure Proposed by Kenneth E Bailey
55
The Structure Proposed by Giuseppe Barbaglio
65
The Structure proposed by Jan Lambrecht
75
The structure proposed by Victor Masalles
144
The Literary Structure of 1 Cor 1214
157
Theme of Literary Unit
160
Characteristic Vocabulary
161
Delimitation of the Unit l Cor 1214
169
Division of the unit into three parts
175
431a
186
31b141a
195

Rhetorical Structures of 1 Cor 1214
85
The structure proposed by Oda Wischmeyer
89
The structure proposed by Benoit Standaert
96
The structure proposed by Margaret M Mitchell
109
The structure proposed by Hermann Probst
117
The structure proposed by Joop Smit
123
The structure proposed by Anders Eriksson
135
Structured Text
223
Consequences for Theology
235
Conclusions
327
Index of Greek Words
351
Index of Authors
369
Copyright

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