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First Corinthians : an exegetical and explanatory commentary : a consideration of some views ancient and modern in the light of a verse-by-verse look at what the text actually says : a somewhat traditional interpretation plus contemporary application

Author: B Ward Powers
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock, 2008.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Ward Powers
ISBN: 9781556359330 1556359330
OCLC Number: 297569272
Description: 481 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Fracturing and fragmenting the church of God --
Athens, and the nature of the gospel message --
Who is "we"? --
The inspiration of scripture : and our response --
How many temples does God have? --
The danger of going beyond --
What are we to make of this offender? --
What then should we do? --
Christians and secular courts today --
Some implications concerning flesh and body --
Paul's dialogue approach in 6:9-20E --
Questions of contraception and birth control (7:2-5) --
The significance of the matter of Paul's marriage (7:8) --
Divorce, remarriage, and how long to remain (7:11) --
Popular prejudice against Paul : and his actual teaching to whom is Paul writing in 7:25-40E? --
The question of the present crisis/impending distress --
Some present-day alternatives --
Operating in the "gray areas" of life --
Providing and accepting financial support --
Christians and the law of Christ --
The truth about temptation to sin --
Wearing a head covering today --
Excursus 1 : the breaking of bread --
Excursus 2 : when did the Lord's supper begin? --
Excursus 3 : the content of the cup --
Tourist or team player --
Worship then and now --
Weighing a message --
What was going on at Corinth? --
Excursus 4 : tongues-speaking today : a comment --
The presentation of the gospel --
The practical problem of peer pressure --
The lordship of Christ in our preaching --
Looking after the finances.
Responsibility: by B. Ward Powers.

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