Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues


By (author) Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 236mm x 28mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199564159
  • ISBN 13: 9780199564156
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 861,489

Product description

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor's reputation as a recognized expert on the Corinthian correspondence has been built on the original solutions he has offered to perennial problems. Brought together for the first time in one volume, each of the sixteen articles anthologised here deals with one or more verses in 1 Corinthians that have baffled scholars for generations. Throughout the collection the author dialogues with the opinions of colleagues, responding to and building on their accurate observations, and explaining in detail why certain solutions are viable whilst others are implausible. A newly written 'reception history' has been appended to each article to bring the collection completely up to date. Although not a commentary on 1 Corinthians, this volume deals thoroughly with all the major problems of the most interesting of the Pauline letters.

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Author information

Professor Murphy O'Connor is Professor of New Testament, Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem and author of numerous books and articles including The Holy Land: An Archaeological Guide, Paul: A Critical Life, and Paul: His Story.

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Many of the ideas put forward by Professor Murphy-O'Connor in these essays are highly original...which scholars engaged in the interpretation of 1 corinthians will certainly welcome. Morna D. Hooker. Theology Murphy O'Connor's careful attention to the text and the clarity of his writing demand attention. Mary Schmitt, Scottish Journal of Theology

Table of contents

1. Co-Authorship in the Corinthian Correspondence ; 2. 1 Corinthians 5:3-5 ; 3. Corinthian Slogans in 1 Cor 6:12-20 ; 4. The Divorced Woman in 1 Cor 7:10-11 ; 5. Works without Faith in 1 Cor 7:14 ; 6. 1 Cor 8:6 - Cosmology or Soteriology ; 7. Food and Scriptual Gifts in 1 Cor 8:8 ; 8. Freedom or the Ghetto (1 Cor 8:1-13;10:23-11:1) ; 9. The Non-Pauline Character of 1 Cor 11:2-16 ; 10. Sex and Logic in 1 Cor 11:2-16 ; 11. 1 Cor 11:2-16 Once Again ; 12. House Churches and the Eucharist ; 13. Eucharist and Community in First Corinthians ; 14. Tradition and Redaction in 1 Cor 15:3-7 ; 15. 'Baptized for the Dead' (1 Cor 15:29). A Corinthian Slogan? ; 16. Interpolations in 1 Corinthians