Corinth In Context

Author: Steve Friesen
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ISBN: 9004181970
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In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and findings on the themes of Greek and Roman identities, social stratification, and local religion.

Corinth In Context

Author: Steven J. Friesen
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 900418211X
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In this book, archaeologists, classicists, and specialists in Christian origins examine the social and religious life of ancient Corinth. The interdisciplinary contributions present new materials and findings on the themes of Greek and Roman identities, social stratification, and local religion.

The Lord S Supper In Corinth In The Context Of Greco Roman Private Associations

Author: Jin Hwan Lee
Editor: Fortress Academic
ISBN: 9781978702943
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This book examines the social dynamics of banqueting practice in Greco-Roman private associations. In so doing, the author attempts to understand how social conflicts occurred at communal banquet meetings in the Corinthian Christ group (1 Cor 11:17-34) within its own social settings.

Moses In Corinth

Author: Paul B. Duff
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004289453
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In Moses in Corinth, Paul Duff contends that the imagery focused on Moses in 2 Corinthians 3 functions as an integral part of Paul’s apologia, a defense created by the apostle to refute suspicions about his honesty and integrity.

Reading Paul In Context Explorations In Identity Formation

Author: Kathy Ehrensperger
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567024679
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Paul In His Hellenistic Context

Author: Troels Engberg-Pedersen
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567084262
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Universalism in Judaism and Christianity / Alan F. Segal -- Yes, No, How Far?: the participation of Jews and Christians in pagan cults / Peder Borgen -- Paul and the Hellenistic schools : the evidence of Galen / Loveday Alexander -- Transferring a ritual : Paul's interpretation of baptism in Romans 6 / Hans Dieter Betz -- Enthymemic argumentation in Paul : the case of Romans 6 / David Hellholm -- Romans 7.7-25 as a speech-in-character / Stanley K. Stowers -- The quest for honor and the unity of the community in Romans 12 and the oration of Dio Chrysostom / Halvor Moxnes -- Determinism and free will in Paul : the argument of 1 Corinthians 8 and 9 / Abraham J. Malherbe -- Stoicism in Philippians / Troels Engberg-Pedersen -- Human nature and ethics in Hellenistic philosophical traditions and Paul : some issues and problems / David E. Aune.

The First Urban Churches 2

Author: James R. Harrison
Editor: SBL Press
ISBN: 0884141128
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Investigate the challenges, threats, and opportunities experienced by the early church Volume two of The First Urban Churches focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Roman Corinth. An investigation of the material evidence of Corinth helps readers today understand properly the challenges, threats, and opportunities that the early Corinthian believers faced in the city. The essays demonstrate decisively the difference that such an approach makes in grappling with the meaning and context of the Corinthian epistles in the New Testament. Features: Analysis of urban evidence of the inscriptions, papyri, archaeological remains, coins, and iconography Proposed reeconstructions of the past and its social, religious, and political significance A nuanced, informed portrait of ancient urban life in Corinth

The Graeco Roman Context Of Early Christian Literature

Author: Roman Garrison
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1850756465
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In this volume of essays the Graeco-Roman background and context of early Christianity are explored for significant parallels. From the athlete metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9 to the role of Aphrodite as the goddess of love and sexuality, the important cultural symbols and terminology that the first Christians employed are examined. Garrison maintains that the Graeco-Roman setting of early Christianity is essential to our understanding of the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers.

Re Membering The New Covenant At Corinth

Author: Emmanuel Nathan
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 316157687X
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Emmanuel Nathan's study is driven by the hermeneutical question of whether the covenantal contrasts in 2 Cor 3, in which Paul's use of 'new covenant' in 2 Cor 3:6 is set in stark polemical antithesis to an 'old covenant' (2 Cor 3:14), lie at the origin of the later Christian self-understanding as members of a new covenant that replaced the old. In other words, can Paul be said to be the founder of formative 'Christianity', even if one nuances the term 'Christianity' as a sect within the Judaisms of Paul's time? Using social memory theory, the author reframes the larger question of Paul's continuity or discontinuity with Judaism and seeks instead to examine the ways in which Paul refracted, redeployed, and reconfigured existing traditions in service of local needs, among them the formation and transformation of character among his community at Corinth.

The Social Context Of Paul S Ministry

Author: Ronald F. Hock
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451417685
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In this "slim, readable, and provocative volume" (Journal of Biblical Literature), Ronald Hock focuses on the apostle Paul and his work within the social and intellectual context of the Greek East of the early Roman Empire. Hock discusses the New Testament evidence concerning tentmaking in relation to Paul's life as an apostle of Christ. Relevant literary and nonliterary texts from outside the New Testament add detail to a picture of ancient society and open new areas for study. The author describes the typical experiences that arose from such a way of life – traveling, the tentmaking trade, the missionary use of the workshop, attitudes toward work, and Paul's own reflections on the significance of his tentmaking for the apostolic self-understanding.

The Educated Elite In 1 Corinthians

Author: Robert Dutch
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826470882
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This book examines the educated elite in 1 Corinthians through the development, and application, of an ancient education model. The research reads Paul's text within the social world of early Christianity and uses social-scientific criticism in reconstructing a model that is appropriate for first-century Corinth. Pauline scholars have used models to reconstruct elite education but this study highlights their oversight in recognising the relevancy of the Greek Gymnasium for education. Topics are examined in 1 Corinthians to demonstrate where the model advances an understanding of Paul's interaction with the elite Corinthian Christians in the context of community conflict. This study demonstrates the important contribution that this ancient education model makes in interpreting 1 Corinthians in a Graeco-Roman context. This is Volume 271 of JSNTS.

Women Praying And Prophesying In Corinth

Author: Jill E. Marshall
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161555039
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In First Corinthians, Paul makes two conflicting statements about women's speech: He crafts a difficult argument about whether men and women should cover their heads while praying or prophesying (11:2-16) and instructs women to be silent in the assembly (14:34-35). These two statements bracket an extended discussion about inspired modes of speech - prophecy and prayer in tongues. From these exegetical observations, Jill E. Marshall argues that gender is a central issue throughout 1 Corinthians 11-14 and the religious speaking practices that prompted Paul's response. She situates Paul's arguments about prayer and prophecy within their ancient Mediterranean cultural context, using literary and archaeological evidence, and examines the differences in how ancient writers described prophetic speech when voiced by a man or a woman.

The New Testament And Early Christian Literature In Greco Roman Context

Author: David Edward Aune
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004143041
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This volume is a collection of newly published scholarly studies honoring Prof.Dr. David. E. Aune on his 65th birthday. These groundbreaking studies written by prominent international scholars investigate a range of topics in the New Testament and early Christian literature with insights drawn from Greco-Roman culture and Hellenistic Judaism.

The Enemies Of Paul Demons Satan Betrayers And Apostles

Author: Roger S. Busse
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532659164
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Paul’s conflict with viscous enemies, human and otherwise, led him to employ efficacious powers, charismata (charismatic powers), and controversial and sometimes illegal practices that are only coherent when placed in context of the first century Hellenistic-Roman world. These included soul and spirit transportation, possession, and exorcisms, special techniques to repel demonic attack, as well as what was considered the darkest of black magic in the ancient world—the casting of death curses, which called on Satan to infect, harm, and even kill his enemies. All of these can be recovered in striking detail using risk analysis of his undisputed writings and comparing them with contemporary sources, papyri, and documents independent of the New Testament. The results demonstrate that Paul’s letters are so much more than simply intellectual and rhetorical correspondences—they are infused with dangerous mystical and charismatic powers feared in an ancient world that was saturated with prevalent, active dark forces and multi-layered human and supernatural conflicts; of angels and demons at war; of charismata and anathemata (deadly curses); and Paul’s expectation of the hemera kuriou, “Day of the Lord,” that would defeat Satan and the curse of death via pistis (faith) in the efficacious euangelion (gospel) of agape (love).

The Social Ethos Of The Corinthian Correspondence

Author: David G. Horrell
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567085287
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An exemplary study, focussing on the Corinthian correspondence, of the social ethos of early Christian teaching and its development.

Corinth The First City Of Greece

Author: Richard M. Rothaus
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004109223
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This book addresses cult and religion in the city of Corinth from the 4th to 7th centuries of our era. The work incorporates and synthesizes all available evidence, literary, archaeological and other. The interaction and conflict between Christian and non-Christian activity is placed into its urban context and seen as simultaneously existing and overlapping cultural activity. Late antique religion is defined as cult-based rather than doctrinally-based, and thus this volume focuses not on what people believed, but rather what they did. An emphasis on cult activity reveals a variety of types of interaction between groups, ranging from confrontational events at dilapidated polytheist cult sites, to full polysemous and shared cult activity at the so-called "Fountain of the Lamps." Non-Christian traditions are shown to have been recognized and viable through the sixth century. The tentative conclusion is drawn that a clear definition of "pagan" and "Christian" begins at an urban level with the Christian re-monumentalization of Corinth with basilicas. The disappearance of "pagan" cult is best attributed to the development of a new city socially and physically based in Christianity, rather than any purely "religious" development.

Ceramics In Context

Author: Charlotte Scheffer
Editor: Almqvist & Wiksell International
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The Pauline Church And The Corinthian Ekkl Sia

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Dangerous Food

Author: Peter D. Gooch
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889202192
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Recognizing the social meaning of food and meals in Greco-Roman culture and, in particular, the social meaning of idol-food, is an integral part of understanding the impact of Paul’s instructions to the Christian community at Corinth regarding the consumption of idol-food. Shared meals were a central feature of social intercourse in Greco-Roman culture. Meals and food were markers of social status, and participation at meals was the main means of establishing and maintaining social relations. Participation in public rites (and sharing the meals which ensued) was a requirement of holding public office. The social consequences of refusing to eat idol-food would be extreme. Christians might not attend weddings, funerals, celebrations in honour of birthdays, or even formal banquets without encountering idol-food. In this extended reading of 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1, Paul’s response to the Corinthian Christians’ query concerning food offered to idols, Gooch uses a social-historical approach, combining historical methods of source, literary and redaction criticism, and newer applications of anthropological and sociological methods to determine what idol-food was, and what it meant in that place at that time to eat or avoid it. In opposition to a well-entrenched scholarly consensus, Gooch claims that although Paul had abandoned purity rules concerning food, he would not abandon Judaism’s cultural and religious understanding concerning idol-food. On the basis of his reconstruction of Paul’s letter in which he urged the Corinthian Christians to avoid any food infected by non-Christian rites, Gooch argues that the Corinthians rejected Paul’s instructions to avoid facing significant social liabilities.

Women In Their Place

Author: Jorunn Økland
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567012700
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In Women in Their Place Jorunn Økland takes the archaeological remains at Corinth as a starting point from which to develop an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed reading of Paul's utterances on women in 1 Corinthians 11-14. In this section of the letter Paul deals with the ritual gatherings and describes the ekklesia as a of ritual space distinct from domestic space. Økland assesses the text within a larger context of four different gender models found in temple architecture, rituals and literary texts. Whilst Paul's teaching in the letter effectively engendered 'church' as male space, his use of a variety of gender models left early Christian women with many other notions of ritual space to explore.