Regulations Concerning Tongues and Prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14.26-40

Regulations Concerning Tongues and Prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14.26-40 : Relevance Beyond the Corinthian Church

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In this book Hiu firstly examines the background to the gifts of tongues and prophecy with a comprehensive assessment of the historical evidence, both primary and secondary, finding that tongues is a uniquely Christian phenomenon and that \'New Testament prophecy\' is best considered as a direct extension of Old Testament prophecy.
Hiu moves on to define and describe the functions of both tongues and prophecy in the New Testament to form a coherent understanding of the context and intent of Paul\'s regulations in 1 Cor 14.26-40. The socio-religious context of the known New Testament churches is then examined to determine if these regulations are applicable in non-Corinthian congregations. This ties in with a wider debate in Pauline scholarship surrounding whether Paul intended Corinthians to be only addressed to the church at Corinth or also to a secondary audience. Finally, Hiu concludes that Paul\'s regulations in 1 Corinthians are aptly applicable in all known New Testament churches. The natural inference is that these regulations may be considered further in application to contemporary Christian churches.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0567546063
  • 9780567546067
  • 725,586

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Influences on Corinthian Ecstatic Speech; Chapter 2: Glossolalia in the New Testament; Chapter 3: Prophecy in the New Testament; Chapter 4: Regulations concerning tongues and prophecy; Chapter 5: The scope of the regulations; Chapter 6: Conclusion.
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About Elim Hiu

Elim Hiu is Minister of the English Congregation, Christ Evangelical Centre of Australia, and Visiting Lecturer in New Testament, Morling Baptist Theological College, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia
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