NT011-612 - Paul and Corinthian Christianity (Greek)
2,400 Standard Tuition Fee
CorequisitesNT002-512, 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)
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).
Adams, E. and D. G. Horrell (eds), Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004).
Banks, R., Paul's Idea of Community (Rev. ed.; Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994).
Cheng, A. T., Idol Food in Corinth: Jewish Background and Pauline Legacy (Sheffield: SAP, 1999).
Forbes, C. B., Prophecy and Inspired Speech in Early Christianity and its Hellenistic Environment (Tübingen: Mohr, 1995).
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., Politics and Rhetoric in the Corinthians Epistles (Macon, GA: Mercer University, 1996).
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).
Collins, R. F., First Corinthians (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1999).
Dunn, J. D. G., 1 Corinthians (Sheffield: Continuum, 2003).
Garland, D., 1 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003).
Fee, G. D., The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987).
Harris, M. J., The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005).
Horsley, R. A., 1 Corinthians (Nashville: Abingdon, 1998).
Thiselton, A. C., The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
Thrall, M. E., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians (2 Vols. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1994-2000).
Witherington, B., Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio–Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994).
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