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The Corinthian Question: Why Did the Church Oppose Paul?

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The apostle Paul's known mission years were only ten, around ad 47-57. The years before are relatively unknown and the years after were mostly spent in various prisons. The great missionary decade changed the course of history as Paul brought...


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The apostle Paul's known mission years were only ten, around ad 47-57. The years before are relatively unknown and the years after were mostly spent in various prisons. The great missionary decade changed the course of history as Paul brought the message of the Messiah of the Jews to the Gentile world.
^^Strikingly, however, of those ten years, seven (ad 50-57) were occupied with the church in Corinth, especially ad 55-57. During the initial period there is no hint of difficulty between Paul and the church. After his departure, however, relationships began to deteriorate, especially from the time Paul wrote 1 Corinthians (ad 55), and reached a crisis point when he wrote 2 Corinthians (ad 56).


^^The 'Corinthian question' is: why did the church come to oppose her founder Paul, almost to the point of rejecting him?


^^In this stimulating and helpful study, Paul Barnett searches for the answer by following Paul's relationships with the Corinthian church through a chronological, sequential study of his letters. He shows how understanding may profitably begin within the text, rather than outside it in Corinth's cultural and historical background.


^^The Corinthian correspondence provides a remarkable window into the heart of Paul the missionary and pastor and his dealings with the turbulent Corinthians.^
-Publisher.



The apostle Paul's known mission years were only ten, around AD 47-57. The years before are relatively unknown and the years after were mostly spent in prison. The missionary decade changed the course of history as Paul brought the message of the Messiah of the Jews to the Gentile world. Strikingly, however, of those ten years, seven (AD 50-57) were occupied with the church in Corinth, especially AD 55-57. During the initial period there is no hint of difficulty between Paul and the church. After his departure, however, relationships began to deteriorate, especially from the time Paul wrote 1 Corinthians (AD 55), and reached a crisis point when he wrote 2 Corinthians (AD 56). The 'Corinthian question is: why did the church come to oppose her founder Paul, almost to the point of rejecting him? In this stimulating and helpful study, Paul Barnett searches for the answer by following Paul's relationships with the turbulent Corinthian church through a chronological, sequential study of his letters. He shows how understanding may profitably begin within the text, rather than outside it in Corinth's cultural and historical background. The Corinthian correspondence provides a remarkable window into the heart of Paul the missionary and pastor and his dealings with the church. Book jacket.
-Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 332067
  • Product Code 9781844745326
  • ISBN 1844745325
  • EAN 9781844745326
  • Pages 248
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Apollos
  • Publication Date Jun 2011
  • Sales Rank 91000
  • Dimensions 215 x 137 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.331kg

Paul Barnett

Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).


Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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