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The Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians : New Testament Theology - Victor Paul Furnish

The Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians

New Testament Theology

Paperback Published: 16th August 1999
ISBN: 9780521358071
Number Of Pages: 188

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This study shows that the common view of 1 Corinthians as mainly about "ethics" and therefore of little importance for "theology" needs correcting. Many other studies of the letter focus mainly on the details of the Corinthian situation and the moral teachings Paul conveyed to his congregation. While not ignoring these, Furnish's primary aim is to explore and clarify the theological orientation of 1 Corinthians, and what it can contribute to an understanding of Paul as a theologian. Furnish concludes that 1 Corinthians is important for both ethics and theology.

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"This small volume is an excellent primer for the student who is beginning a study of Pauline theology and will benefit all students of the Pauline letters." Choice "...a careful exposition of 1 Corinthians with perhaps more attention to theological themes than one generally finds in commentaries of this length." Word & World "This is a thoughtful, carefully written book. I plan to have it on my reading list for next semester's course on Paul." Theology Today "...an elegant and very readable style...This book is truly multum in parvo." Southwestern Journal of Theology "...all students - teaching and preaching pastors especially - will benefit from reading attentively this well-wrought work of historically informed theological exegesis." Pro Ecclesia

Editor's prefacep. xi
Prefacep. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Paul and the Corinthiansp. 1
Approaching 1 Corinthiansp. 12
Knowing God, belonging to Christp. 28
God's church in Corinthp. 29
The wisdom and power of Godp. 37
Belonging to Christ, belonging to Godp. 46
Belonging to Christ in an unbelieving societyp. 49
Observing boundariesp. 50
Holding to the centerp. 54
Belonging to Christ in a believing communityp. 76
The Lord's tablep. 78
The believing communityp. 86
Hoping in God, the "all in all"p. 105
Belonging to the futurep. 106
The resurrection of the deadp. 108
God's final victoryp. 115
The significance of 1 Corinthians for Christian thoughtp. 122
1 Corinthians in the New Testamentp. 123
1 Corinthians in the churchp. 131
Select bibliographyp. 145
Index of referencesp. 148
Index of namesp. 162
Index of subjectsp. 165
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ISBN: 9780521358071
ISBN-10: 0521358078
Series: New Testament Theology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 16th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 13.95  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.23

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