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After Paul Left Corinth The Influence of Secular Ethics and Social Change

ISBN-10: 0802848982

ISBN-13: 9780802848987

Edition: 2001

Authors: Bruce W. Winter

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
Plates
The Enigma and Cultural Setting of 1 Corinthians
Unresolved Issues for the Corinthian Church
Secular Ethics and Social Change in Corinth
The Cultural and Social Background of Corinth
'So Whatever Happened after Paul Left Corinth?'
The Influence of Secular Ethics
Secular Discipleship and Christian Competitiveness (1 Corinthians 1-4)
'Operating in a Secular Fashion' (3:3)
The Secular Pupil/Teacher Relationship
Professional Competitiveness among Teachers
Pupils' Loyalty to Their Teachers
Secular Reverberations in 1 Corinthians
Criminal Law and Christian Partiality (1 Corinthians 5)
'Do You Not Judge Those Who Are Within?' (5:12)
Criminal Prosecutions
Incest--Degrees of Seriousness
The Guilty, the Father, and the Christian Community
Civil Law and Christian Litigiousness (1 Corinthians 6:1-8)
'Brother Goes to Court against Brother' (6:6)
Civil Litigation in Roman Society
'Unrighteous' Judges and Juries
Enmity and Vexatious Litigation
The 'Private' Arbitrator and Conflict Resolution
Those 'of No Account' in the Church
Defrauding a 'Brother'
Shaming in Roman Culture
Elitist Ethics and Christian Permissiveness (1 Corinthians 6:12-20; 10:23; 15:29-34)
'All Things Are Permitted (for Me)' (6:12; 10:23)
The Soul, the Senses, and Elitist Ethics
'All Things Are Permitted for Me'
Gluttony, Drunkenness, and Sexual Indulgence
Elitist Ethics and 1 Corinthians 6:12; 10:23; 15:29-34
Conclusions
Roman Homosexual Activity and the Elite
Veiled Men and Wives and Christian Contentiousness (1 Corinthians 11:2-16)
'Obliged to Unveil ... and Obliged to Veil' (11:7, 10)
Men of Status Covering Their Heads
'New' Wives and the Sign of Marital Status
The 'Public' Meeting and 'the Messengers'
Contentiousness in the Congregation
'Private' Dinners and Christian Divisiveness (1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
'When You Gather It Is Not to Eat the Lord's Dinner' (11:20)
Reconstructing the Debacle at the Lord's Dinner
The Pauline Interpretation of the Words of Jesus
The Lord's Dinner as a 'Private' Banquet
'I Partly Believe It' or 'I Believe a Certain Report'? (11:18)
Religious Curses and Christian Vindictiveness (1 Corinthians 12-14)
'You Were Led Away to Dumb Idols' (12:2)
Pagan Religion and Cursing
Christian Curses in the Post-apostolic Church
Paganism and the Curse in 12:3a
Conclusions
Secular Patronage and Christian Dominance (1 Corinthians 16:15-16)
'The House of Stephanas ... Set Themselves to Minister' (16:15)
The Private Patron in the Service of Politeia
Private Patrons in the Politics of the Church
The Patron and Patroness in the Service of the Church
The Conversion of Patronage
The Meanings of [characters not reproducible]
The Influence of Social Changes
The Present Crisis and the Marriage Bed (1 Corinthians 7:1-5)
'It Is Good for a Man Not to Touch [His] Wife' (7:1)
'The Present Distress' for Corinth and the Church
Familia and Sexual Language
Sexual Abstinence in Marriage
The Forward Referent of the Neuter Demonstrative Pronoun in 7:6-7
The Present Crisis and the Consummation of Marriage (1 Corinthians 7:25-38)
'He Who Marries ... He Who Does Not Marry' (7:38)
Personal Dilemmas Aggravated by the Present Dislocation
Eschatology and Youth's Expectations of This Life
Christian Obligations for Singles and Marrieds
The Imperial Cult, the Games, and Dining in a Temple (1 Corinthians 8-10:21)
'Sitting at Meat in an Idol's Temple' (8:10)
The Federal Imperial Cult and the Games in Corinth
The Corinthian Christians and the Imperial Cult
Christians Dining in the Temple after Paul Left
The Christians, the Cult, and the Games
Kosher Food and Idol Meat (1 Corinthians 10:25-28)
'Eat Whatever Is Sold in the Marketplace' (10:25)
Official Food Concessions for Diaspora Jews
The Corinthian Meat Market
When Paul Was in Corinth
After Paul Left Corinth
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Indexes
Biblical References
Ancient Sources
Modern Authors
Subjects