Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: 1 Corinthians

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Abingdon Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Religion - 145 pages
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This commentary highlights both the socio-political context of 1 Corinthians and the clash of significantly different religious viewpoints represented by Paul and the congregation he had founded in Corinth. In particular, Richard Horsley shows that this letter provides a window through which one may view the tension between the Corinthians' interest in cultivating individual spirituality and the apostle's concern for building up a social-religious community devoted to the common advantage, for the flourishing both of personal dignity and a humanizing solidarity.

 

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Contents

Foreword
11
List of Abbreviations
17
Commentary
39
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11 11
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Argument Concerning Hairstyles 111216
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15 8
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Select Bibliography
229
Index
237
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About the author (2011)

Richard A. Horsley is Professor of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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