This volume has 1 and 2 Corinthians as its main focus where the various contributors address significant aspects of text, language, background, theology and exegesis.
The first part of the volume deals with the issues of textual criticism and traditions available to Paul, while the second section is interdisciplinary in nature and integrates different methodologies such as social-scientific and rhetorical criticism in order to provide new insights into the text.
The third and longest section addresses the varied theological problems which the community raised with Paul, including sexual matters, the timing of the resurrection the resurrection body, authority and headship, soteriology, and the question of Paul's faithfulness and integrity.
The final section concentrates on the identity of Paul's opponents, his visions and apologetics.
Trevor J. Burke, Ph.D. (2001) in New Testament, University of Glasgow, is Lecturer in New Testament and Head of the Department of Biblical Studies at Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji. He has published several articles on Pauline Theology and his monograph is entitled:
Family Matters: A Socio-Historical Study of Kinship Metaphors in 1 Thessalonians (Sheffield Academic Press, 2003).
J.K. Elliott, D.Phil. (Oxford), D.D. (Wales), teaches New Testament Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He has published widely on New Testament textual criticism and is editor of
The Apocryphal New Testament (Oxford, 1993).
'Paul and the Corinthians provides a way into some of the most disputed themes and passages in 1 and 2 Corinthians. I recommend the collection for its representative breadth'.
D. A. Carson in his New Testament Commentary Survey (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013)
"It is packed to the brim with fresh new information, provocative ideas, and solid scholarly research...This study on 1 and 2 Corinthians by some of the world’s leading New Testament scholars is a must read for all serious students of Paul. It is a timely addition to our existing stock of knowledge on the Corinthian correspondence, one of the storm centers in the scholarly study of Paul." Stephan Joubert, University of Pretoria, in
Review of Biblical Literature, 07/2007
Insgesamt enthält die Festschrift vielseitige und wichtige Impulse für die weitere Arbeit an den Korintherbriefen und stellt somit eine würdige ehrung der Jubilarin dar.'
Theologische Literaturzeitung, 2005.
New Testament scholars, church historians and those interested in the background, theology, language and exegesis of Paul's letters to Corinth.