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'Hand this man over to satan' : curse, exclusion and salvation in 1 Corinthians 5

Author: David Raymond Smith
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2019.
Series: Library of New Testament studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
1 Corinthians 5:5 is a curious passage which has been variously interpreted by scholars. For some, it denotes a magical curse which is designed to cause the physical death of the sinner. Others have found such an interpretation unpersuasive. Instead, they maintain that Paul's words at verse five are to be understood as a metaphor for exclusion from the Corinthian community. So, the errant Corinthian is not to die by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Raymond Smith
ISBN: 9780567267467 0567267466
OCLC Number: 1200114072
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Description: 224 pages.
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies.
Other Titles: VLEbooks.
Responsibility: David Raymond Smith.

Abstract:

1 Corinthians 5:5 is a curious passage which has been variously interpreted by scholars. For some, it denotes a magical curse which is designed to cause the physical death of the sinner. Others have found such an interpretation unpersuasive. Instead, they maintain that Paul's words at verse five are to be understood as a metaphor for exclusion from the Corinthian community. So, the errant Corinthian is not to die by a curse, but is to be excluded. This work argues for the former interpretation by marshalling a range of the most recent-specialised-magical material, which has not been considered by other works in relation to 1 Corinthians 5. It fully acknowledges the weaknesses of previous magical interpretations, and metaphorical approaches to the passage. Instead, it presents a fresh magical reading of not only 1 Corinthians 5:5, but the whole of 1 Corinthians 5-within its wider context of the apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthians.

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