New PDF release: Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church
By Edward Adams, David G. Horrell
First Corinthians offers a distinct glimpse information the lifetime of a tender Christian group in a Gracco-Roman setting throughout the early a long time of rising Christianity. It provides a variety and richness of data concerning the early church that's unprecedented by way of the other New testomony rfile. a lot attempt has long past into reconstructing Christianity at Corinth; extra lately, realization has fascinated about the Corinthian neighborhood itself. The scholarly photograph of the Corinthian Christians through the interval of recent interpretation has been faraway from consistent, and their profile has altered as interpretive models have shifted. This number of vintage and new essays charts the background of the scholarly quest for the Corinthian church from F.C. Baur to the current day, and gives the reflections of top students on the place the search has taken us and on its destiny course. contains essays via Walter Schmithals, C.K. Barrett, Nils A. Dahl, Gerd Theeissen, Richard A. Horsley, Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza, James D.G. Dunn, and lots of extra.
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1 9 8 3 , 3rd ed. 1 9 8 8 ) . T h e essays o n Corinth were translated by John Schütz in Theissen, Social Setting. 1 4 8 . Theissen, Social Setting 57; see further 5 5 - 5 7 . 1 4 9 . Theissen, Social Setting 1 4 5 - 7 4 , reprinted in Horrell, Social-Scientific Approaches, 2 4 9 - 7 4 . See also ch. 9 below. 1 5 0 . Theissen, Social Setting, 1 2 1 - 4 3 . N o t e the criticisms o f J. J. Meggitt, 'Meat C o n s u m p t i o n and Social Conflict in Corinth', JTS 4 5 ( 1 9 9 4 ) 1 3 7 - 4 1 ; also idem, Paul, Poverty, 1 0 7 - 1 8 .
Lüdemann, Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles, 2 6 3 ) . 7 6 . Baur, ' D i e Christuspartei', repr. in F. C . Baur, Historisch-kritische Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament (Ausgewählte Werke 1; Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Friedrich Frommann, 1 9 6 3 ) 1 - 1 4 6 . See also the introduction to ch. 1 below, w i t h suggestions for further reading there. 14 D a v i d G. Horrell and Edward A d a m s more generally. Indeed, the Tubingen school, of which Baur was the leading fig ure, was and remains enormously influential, 'the central point', Horton Harris claims, Of nineteenth-century Biblical research'.
According to Wilson, we find in Corinthian Christianity the beginnings of what was later to develop into full-scale Gnosticism. In more recent scholarship, the heuristic value of the terms 'Gnosticism', 'incipient Gnosticism', or 'gnosis' as applied to Corinthian Christianity has been seriously questioned. Dale Martin, for example, points out that the specific fea tures that the Corinthians share with later 'Gnostics' were ubiquitous in the first century: 'one could say that anyone in the first century who held certain philo sophical ideas (deprecation of the body, some form of anthropological dualism) was a proto-Gnostic, but this brings one no closer to a historical reconstruction of their social location'.
Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church by Edward Adams, David G. Horrell