The Corinthian Body

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Yale University Press, 1995 - Religion - 330 pages
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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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This book is useful in a study of Corinthians. Some passages are explained as to how Paul's words address the hierarchal, rhetorical culture of his day. These clarifications give meaning to the ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Dale B. Martin is Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University.

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