NT011-612 - Paul and Corinthian Christianity (Greek)
2,580 Standard Tuition Fee
Category developing unitB
new testamentUnit Discipline
NT002-512, NT002-712 or NT003-512, NT003-712
NT010-512, NT010-612, NT010-712, NT024-612, NT024-712, NT024-812, NT025-612, NT025-712, NT025-812 (if the 1 Corinthians option has been chosen)
Set Text GreekThis unit counts towards the "set text" unit requirements of courses, and the original language set text requirement of the Master of Divinity.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
B. Be able to
1. Analyse the ‘introductory’ issues in understanding 1 (or 1 & 2) Corinthians
3. Translate and Exegete selected passages of the Greek text of 1 (or 1 & 2) Corinthians
C. Be in a position to
1. Applying the teaching of 1 (or 1 & 2) Corinthians to contemporary Christian living and ministry practice
Candidates are required to learn and employ exegetical methods of modern critical scholarship. Candidates who pursue exegesis in the Greek text are also urged to include OT447 in their studies, as Greek exegesis will expect an acquaintance with the issues in the major textual variants
Candidates may not take any unit in which they repeat material completed in another unit.
- The church at Corinth: its foundation, the influences upon its life, and the theological and ethical issues reflected in the Pauline letters.
- Translation and exegesis of the Greek text of 1 Corinthians 1–4, 12–15 (or a comparable block of chapters from 1 and 2 Corinthians).
This unit's indicative bibliography is currently being revised. Students should contact their home college for further details at the time of taking this unit.
Theological and General Studies:
Adams, E. and D. G. Horrell (eds), Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004).
Cheng, A. T., Idol Food in Corinth: Jewish Background and Pauline Legacy (Sheffield: SAP, 1999).
Furnish, V. P., The Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians (Cambridge: CUP, 1999).
Hafemann, S., Suffering and Ministry in the Spirit: Paul’s Defence of his Ministry in 1 Corinthians 2:14–3:3 (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000).
Welborn, L. L., Paul, the Full of Christ (London/New York: T&T Clark, 2005).
Winter, B. W., After Paul Left Corinth: The Influence of Secular Ethics and Social Change (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
Banks, R., Paul's Idea of Community (Rev. ed.; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994).
Chow, J. K., Patronage and Power: Studies on Social Networks in Corinth (Sheffield: SAP, 1992).
Clarke, A. D., Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth; A Socio–Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1–6 (Leiden: Brill, 1993).
Forbes, C. B., Prophecy and Inspired Speech in Early Christianity and Its Hellenistic Environment (Tübingen: Mohr, 1995).
Litfin, D., St Paul’s Theology of Proclamation: 1 Corinthians 1–4 and Greco–Roman Rhetoric (Cambridge: CUP, 1994).
Martin, D. B., The Corinthian Body (New Haven: Yale University, 1995).
Pickett, R., The Cross in Corinth: The Social Significance of the Death of Jesus (Sheffield: SAP, 1997).
Savage, T. B., Power through Weakness: Paul’s Understanding of the Christian Ministry in 2 Corinthians (New York: CUP, 1996).
Theissen, G., The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity: Essays on Corinth. (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982).
Welborn, L. L., Politics and Rhetoric in the Corinthians Epistles (Macon, GA: Mercer University, 1996).
Collins, R. F., First Corinthians (Collegeville: Liturgical, 1999).
Dunn, J. D. G., 1 Corinthians (Sheffield: Continuum, 2003).
Garland, D., 1 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).
Harris, M. J., The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005).
Horsley, R. A., 1 Corinthians (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998).
Keener, C. S., 1- 2 Corinthians (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Thiselton, A. C., The First Epistle to the Corinthians (NIGTC). (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000).
Thrall, M. E., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians (2 Vols. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1994-2000).
Fee, G. D., The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987).
Hays, R. B., First Corinthians (Louisville: John Knox, 1997).
Witherington, B., Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio–Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994).
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