This commentary highlights both the socio-political context of 1 Corinthians and the clash of significantly different religious viewpoints represented by Paul and the congregation he had founded in Corinth. In particular, Richard Horsley shows that this letter provides a window through which one may view the tension between the Corinthians' interest in cultivating individual spirituality and the apostle's concern for building up a social-religious community devoted to the common advantage, for the flourishing both of personal dignity and a humanizing solidarity.unbelievers who, upon hearing the Corinthians speaking in tongues, will simply reject them as aout of [their] mind, a like ... That when they come together aeach one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretationa repeats his dominant point in chapter 12 about diversity of ... in chapter 12, the thrust of the praise of love in chapter 13, and the exhortation about the use of tongues in 14:2- 19.
|Title||:||Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | 1 Corinthians|
|Author||:||Richard A. Horsley|
|Publisher||:||Abingdon Press - 1998|