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Gerald L. Bray's 1-2 Corinthians (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) PDF

By Gerald L. Bray

ISBN-10: 0830824928

ISBN-13: 9780830824922

Paul's letters to the Corinthian church have left a mark on Christian Scripture in a fashion which can by no means were estimated. right here the pastoral problems with a first-century Christian group in what Chrysostom pointed out as "still the 1st urban in Greece" stand out in daring reduction. How used to be a group formed via the go to discover its expression in a urban that Chrysostom knew to be "full of orators and philosophers" and that "prided itself . . . particularly on its nice wealth"? How was once church harmony to be maintained in a surroundings the place widespread believers, bending fact and morality to their very own virtue, divided the physique of Christ? right here lay the problem for the apostle Paul. and because the apostle writes, the fathers lean over his shoulder, marveling and commenting on his pastoral wisdom.

Best recognized between those patristic commentators is Chrysostom, whose seventy-seven homilies at the Corinthian epistles are a treasury of exposition and alertness. The fragmentary works of Didymus the Blind and Severian of Gabala supply us samples of Greek exegesis from the Alexandrian and Antiochene colleges. The partial paintings of Theodore of Mopsuestia, a commentator of serious ability and perception, used to be lengthy valued within the church. And the reviews of Theodoret of Cyrus are remarkable for his or her sensitivity to the intertextuality of Scripture. Then there are Origen and Pelagius, whose names resonate with striking errors, to the useless obscuring in their excellent insights into Scripture. yet delight of position is going to the unknown fourth-century commentator lengthy fallacious for Ambrose and now dubbed "Ambrosiaster." His first-class observation on 1 and a couple of Corinthians has been unavailable in English translation, and consequently it's excerpted extra generously during this volume.

This historic Christian remark on 1-2 Corinthians opens an entire new means of studying those New testomony texts. The pastoral and theological interpretation of the fathers bargains non secular and highbrow sustenance to those that could learn Paul back with open minds and hearts. the following we discover the Pauline knowledge of the move producing an efficient history of Christian interpretation.

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