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

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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 ligh ...more
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Published January 24th 1995 by Eerdmans (first published October 21st 1994)
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Witherington does an excellent job with the social-scientific approach to the Corinthian correspondence. He combines this with a rhetorical outline of the books that focuses on the texts as organized around Greco-Roman rhetoric rather than thematic or theological outlines of most commentaries. Some of his theological conclusions are only lightly explained and one may need to read his other works Women in the Ministry of Jesus: A Study of Jesus' Attitudes to Women and Their Roles as Reflected in ...more
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Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) 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 or coauthor of more than thirty books, including The Jesus Quest, The Paul Quest, and The New York Times bestseller The Brother of Jesus. He has app ...more
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