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The First Letter to the Corinthians

Author: ROY E CIAMPA; BRIAN S ROSNER
Publisher: La Vergne : IVP, 2020.
Series: Pillar New Testament commentary.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This thorough commentary presents a coherent reading of 1 Corinthians, taking full account of its Old Testament and Jewish roots and demonstrating Paul's primary concern for the unity and purity of the church and the glory of God. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner's well-informed, careful exegesis touches on an astonishingly wide swath of important yet sensitive issues, reinforcing the letter's ongoing theological and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
CIAMPA, ROY E
The First Letter to the Corinthians
La Vergne : IVP,c2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: ROY E CIAMPA; BRIAN S ROSNER
ISBN: 9781789740141 1789740142
OCLC Number: 1155321118
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
2. Exposition of "Wisdom": Source and Revelation, 2:6b-12
Description: 1 online resource (1049 p.).
Contents: Intro --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Editor's Preface --
Authors' Preface --
Chief Abbreviations --
Select Bibliography --
Introduction --
I. The Church in Corinth --
A. Roman Corinth --
B. The Church "Belonging to God" --
II. The Identity and Aims of the Apostle Paul --
A. Paul the Jew --
B. Paul the Roman Citizen --
C. Paul the Follower of Jesus --
D. Paul the Eschatological Herald --
E. Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles --
1. The Dynamics of Pagan Sin-Romans 1 --
2. Gentile Conversion-1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 --
3. Paul's Missionary Agenda-Romans 15 III. The Interpretation of 1 Corinthians --
A. The Structure of 1 Corinthians --
B. The Argument of 1 Corinthians --
C. The Biblical-Theological Framework of 1 Corinthians --
1. Two Key Old Testament Texts --
2. Four Key Themes --
D. 1 Corinthians in Recent Research --
1. Biblical and Jewish Background --
2. Greco-Roman Foreground --
3. The Social Sciences --
4. Classical Rhetoric --
5. Theology and Exposition --
E. Some Features of This Commentary --
1. The Use of Greek and the Question of Verbal Aspect --
2. The Format of Major Sections --
3. The Value of 1 Corinthians 4. A Biblical/Jewish Approach to the Letter --
Commentary on 1 Corinthians --
I. Letter Opening, 1:1-9 --
A. Salutation, 1:1-3 --
1. The Sender(s): Paul, Apostle of Jesus Christ (and Sosthenes), 1:1 --
2. The Addressees: The Church in Corinth as God's Holy People under the Universal Lordship of Christ, 1:2 --
3. The Greeting: Divine Eschatological Blessing, 1:3 --
B. Thanksgiving, 1:4-9 --
1. For the Grace of God Already Received in Christ, 1:4-6 --
2. For the Gifts of Grace Which Sustain Us Until Our Anticipated Approval by God on the Day of the Lord Jesus, 1:7-9 II. True and False Wisdom and Corinthian Factionalism, 1:10-4:17 --
A. Request for Unity, 1:10-17 --
1. Initial Request, 1:10 --
2. Report of Factionalism, 1:11-12 --
3. Reminder of Believers' Identity in Christ, 1:13-17 --
B. Condemnation of False Wisdom: The Wisdom of this World, 1:18-2:5 --
1. Denunciation of Human Wisdom: The Message of a Crucified Christ, 1:18-25 --
a. The Cross Divides the Human Race Absolutely, 1:18-21 --
b. The Cross Outsmarts Human Wisdom and Overpowers Human Strength, 1:22-25 2. Reminder of God's Unexpected Choice of the Lowly in Corinth: Worldly Wisdom in the Light of Divine Election, 1:26-31 --
3. Reminder of Paul's Ministry Strategy: Worldly Wisdom in the Light of Paul's Unimpressive Preaching in Corinth, 2:1-5 --
a. Paul's Humble Demeanor Suited His Message, 2:1-3 --
b. Paul's Plain Speech Suited His Message, 2:4 --
c. Paul's Purpose Was That the Corinthians' Trust Would Be in God's Power and Not in Human Wisdom, 2:5 --
C. Affirmation of True Wisdom: The Wisdom of the Cross and the Spirit, 2:6-3:4 --
1. Theme Statement: "We Speak Wisdom among the Mature," 2:6a
Series Title: Pillar New Testament commentary.

Abstract:

This thorough commentary presents a coherent reading of 1 Corinthians, taking full account of its Old Testament and Jewish roots and demonstrating Paul's primary concern for the unity and purity of the church and the glory of God. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner's well-informed, careful exegesis touches on an astonishingly wide swath of important yet sensitive issues, reinforcing the letter's ongoing theological and pastoral significance. - Publisher.

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