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Author Mihaila, Corin.

Title The Paul-Apollos relationship and Paul's stance toward Greco-Roman rhetoric : an exegetical and socio-historical study of 1 Corinthians 1-4 / Corin Mihaila
Published London ; New York : T & T Clark International, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 252 pages)
Series Library of New Testament studies ; 402
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of New Testament studies ; 402
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The literary and thematic unity of 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 2. The social and rhetorical background of 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 3. Paul and sophistic rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 4. Apollos' function in 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 5. Summary and conclusion
Summary Research into the social and rhetorical background of the Corinthian church, shows that the Corinthians were evaluating their leaders based on their rhetorical prowess, seeking to associate with those who would enhance their status and honour. The coherence of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians 1-4 is evaluated, particularly by showing how Paul's discourse of the cross and Sophia relate to the issue of the dissensions in the Corinthian ekklesia. Once demonstrated that there is a misunderstanding of wisdom amongst church leaders at the basis of the dissensions, a redefinition of the wisdom offere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and indexes
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Subject Apollos (Biblical figure)
Bible -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Bible. Corinthians, 1st, I-IV -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Rhetoric in the Bible.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009282272
ISBN 056762823X (electronic bk.)
9780567628237 (electronic bk.)