The Educated Elite in 1 Corinthians

The Educated Elite in 1 Corinthians

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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.factionalisma#39;.4 Moreover, she notes that a#39;Acpttiec in 1.1 1 (a#39;there are contentions [a#39; Acptoeg] among youa#39; [repeated in 33]), ... parenta€”child and mastera€”slave relationships, and comments, a#39;That Paul interprets to the Corinthians the a€œslogans a€ as ... the Corinthians themselves may not have expressed their allegiances in this fashion, Paul interprets their factional activity as ... lightlya#39;.11 She notes other references to family images in such texts and observes that in chapters 3a€”4 Paul uses theanbsp;...

Title:The Educated Elite in 1 Corinthians
Author:Robert Dutch
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2005-06-04


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