First Corinthians

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2011 - Religion - 299 pages
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Paul's first letter to the Corinthians was addressed originally to a fledgling mission church in Corinth. Paul's absence from the church had allowed serious problems to arise within the Corinthian community, but the problems that he addresses in this letter do not always seem based in explicitly theological ideas. The brilliance of Paul, though, is that he frames the issues in theological terms and reflects on them in the light of the gospel. Hays identifies and discusses the major theological themes of the letter, as well as issues such as community formation and the rethinking of inherited sociocultural norms and practices, and he offers Paul as a model for ministry.
  

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This is not a verse by verse commentary, but it is extremely helpful as an aid in teaching/preaching preparation. Actually, Hays is such a gifted writer and his commentary flows so nicely that I have ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION I
1
OUTLINE OF THE LETTER
13
A CALL FOR UNITY IN TIIE COMMUNITY
21
A CALL FOR COMMUNITY DISCIPLINE
80
within the Community
92
Reflections for Teachers and Preachers
107
RESPONSES TO CONTESTED ISSUES
110
158 The Resurrection of the Body
252
A COMMUNITY
283
BIBLIOGRAPHY
297
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About the author (2011)

Richard B. Hays is the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally recognized scholar for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics.

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