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Conflict & Community in Corinth: Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians

Paperback|Jan 1995
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A unique commentary which applies sociological and historical insights, as well as detailed exegetical analysis, to 1 and 2 Corinthians, shedding fresh light on the context and content of Paul's message. 600 pages, from Eerdmans.


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A unique commentary which applies sociological and historical insights, as well as detailed exegetical analysis, to 1 and 2 Corinthians, shedding fresh light on the context and content of Paul's message. 600 pages, from Eerdmans.

This commentary applies an exegetical method informed by both sociological insight and rhetorical analysis to the study of I and 2 Corinthians. The study also analyzes the two letters of Paul in terms of Greco-Roman rhetoric and ancient social conditions and customs to shed fresh light on the context and content of the message.
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This unprecedented commentary by Ben Witherington III sheds fresh light on the context and content of Paul's message by analyzing 1 and 2 Corinthians in terms of Greco Roman Rhetoric-- the standard means of persuasion in his day-- and ancient social conditions and customs. This innovative approach, combined with commentary that discusses the text according to its rhetorical units rather than the usual verse-by-verse procedure, offers a new way of looking at Paul's relationship with his Corinthian converts.
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This unprecedented commentary applies an exegetical method informed by both sociological insight and rhetorical analysis to the study of 1 and 2 Corinthians. In addition to using traditional exegetical and historical methods, this unique study also analyzes the two letters of Paul in terms of Greco-Roman rhetoric and ancient social conditions and customs to shed fresh light on the context and content of Paul's message. Includes 21 black-and-white photos and illustrations.
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Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.


Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.

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