In ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish educational institutions, White finds insight into the nature of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians
That memory includes the golden calf (Exodus 32; 1 Corinthians
10:7-8) and murmuring in the wilderness (Numbers 21:4-6; 1 Corinthians
notes the non-Stoic Plutarch's appeal to Stoic ideas and suggests the pervasive influence of Stoic thought in the first century, although she might have better substantiated this fact to ground her presumption of Stoic thinking behind the body image in 1 Corinthians
In a somewhat similar fashion, Cynthia Briggs Kittredge holds that Paul in 1 Corinthians
used imperial language both to undermine yet reinstate an imperial system.
The key to Paul's theology should be formulated in terms of what Paul himself stated over and over in various ways, for example in 1 Corinthians
1: 21-24: "For since in the wisdom of God, the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith.
In a relatively short chapter, Joel Delobel offers a sketch of a coherent interpretation of 1 Corinthians
His topic are ritual washings in Galatians: time, body, and social order; baptism, ethics, and the eschatological body: 1 Corinthians
6:11; baptism and the spirit: 1 Corinthians
12:13; the Antiochene meals: embodying the "truth of the Gospel;" and the logos of the The Lord's Supper: 1 Corinthians
In 1 Corinthians
, Paul is adamant concerning this issue, claiming that he would rather die than to accept the Corinthians' pay (9:15).
Martin seeks to place Paul's arguments in 1 Corinthians
within the larger context of Greco-Roman views of the body, both individual and social, and of disease and pollution.
Paul's Sexual and Marital Ethics in 1 Corinthians
7: An African-Cameroonian Perspective
By contrast, the day is far more firmly linked in the popular Christian mind with the institution of the Eucharist, and this latter theme is featured both in the reading from 1 Corinthians
11, which contains what is probably the earliest written form of the Verba, and in the reading from Exodus 12, in which the Passover meal is instituted "as a perpetual ordinance" (v.
But there is analogous language in 1 Corinthians
9 related to Paul's cost-free gospel.
No doubt portions of 1 Corinthians
15, Paul's famous treatise on the resurrection, are read most frequently in the pastoral context of offering hope and sympathy to those who are grieving the death of a loved one.
This Sunday begins a series of second readings from 1 Corinthians
The second part of the book deals with the linguistic background of "world" and "creation" in Greek and Hellenistic philosophy and the Septuagint and other Jewish writers, but the greater part of the book is devoted to a textual analysis of these terms in 1 Corinthians
and Romans, though there is a very short chapter on Galatians and 2 Corinthians.