1 and 2 Corinthians
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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Other Books in the Series viiSeries Preface, Updated: Texts in/at Life Contexts ixContributors xvAbbreviations xixIntroduction 1...
Other Books in the Series
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Athalya Brenner, Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Kari Latvus, Archie Chi-Chung...
SERIES PREFACE, UPDATED: TEXTS IN/AT LIFE CONTEXTS
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Myth cannot be de ned but as an empty screen, a structure. . . . AThedisciplineofbiblicalstudiesemergesfromaparticularculturalcontext;itisprofoundly in–uencedbytheassumptions andvaluesoftheWesternEuropeanand North Atlantic, male-dominated, and largely Protestant environment inwhich it was born. Yet like the religions with which it is involved, the critical...
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The books of 1 and 2 Corinthians reveal a vast array of issues in Corinth,ranging from divisive ideologies to resurrection. As Corinth is well knownamong scholars for its thriving commerce with a vast in–ux of immigrantsfrom elsewhere in the Roman Empire, the Corinthian community appears tore–ect divergent social realities due to its diverse membership from lower to...
PART IIdentity, Power, and Race
1Identity and the Embodiment ofPrivilege in Corinth
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Years ago, I learned about the seductive appeal of the prosperity gospel fromacquaintances in a black church in a small town in the rural South. These newfriendsweregenerousandloving,andthrewopenthedoorsoftheirheartsandhomestomewithscarcelyathoughtfortheirownscarcity.Theywereasopen-handed in their giving to the church as they were to me, a virtual stranger....
2Identity and Human Dignity amidPower and Liminality in 1 Corinthians7:17-24
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April27,1994,wasthehistoricalmomentwhenSouthAfricaformallychangedfrom a minority-ruled apartheid state into a modern, democratic, new SouthAfrica, installing the iconic Nelson Mandela as the rst democratically elected,black president of South Africa.1 Set against a long, troublesome, and mostlyturbulent few decades, which should also be understood within the framework...
3An Intercultural Latino Reading of Paul
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On a vacation with my wife in the southeastern part of the United States acouple of summers ago, we stopped at a restaurant and sat in a booth behinda family that was clearly speaking something other than English. I sat withmy back to the family, so I could not see them as they spoke. Olga, my wife,however, not only heard them speaking but also saw their faces as they spoke....
PART IIRitual, Culture, and Food
42 Corinthians 7:1 against the Backdropof African Purification Rites
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This essay is an attempt to show how the reading of 2 Cor. 7:1 from anAfrican cultural context not only enhances the understanding of the text butalso complements its scholarly interpretation.1 It is an example of what JustinUkpong describes as inculturation biblical hermeneutic (Ukpong 1996: 190),an approach by which interpreters consciously and explicitly seek to interpret...
5The Issue of Eidōlothyta
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Chinese Christianity tends to condemn Chinese ancestor veneration as idolworship. The attack is considerable given that the ritual, with more thanten thousand years of history, is inextricably related to Chinese worldview,spirituality,andsocialidentity(Lakos2010:12 13).Thedenouncementcanbetantamount to rejecting Chinese heritage (Tan 2005). The situation becomes...
6A Conversation with the Story of theLord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
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Daily liturgical celebration of the Eucharist continues to be well attended bylowland Filipinos.1 However, it is also a common to see many poor people,some of them sitting at the entrance of the church all day, begging for food orwonders how Christians today, especially lowland Filipino Christians, who areeconomically and socially strati ed and who celebrate the Eucharist together,...
PART IIICommunity, Women, andSexuality
7Pauline Theological Counseling ofLove in the Language of the Zhuangzi
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Paul sseriesofrhetoricalinteractionswiththeCorinthianChristians(asevidentin a rhetorical analysis of 1 and 2 Corinthians) can be read as the apostleconducting counseling sessions with the divisive, narcissistic, arrogant, andproblematic house churches in Corinth (Yeo 1995; Thiselton 2000: 26, 37,41 47). Almost no Pauline scholars have attempted to read Paul in this way,...
8Reading 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 throughHabits and Hijabs in the United States
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Veiling, in the modern American context, means visibility. To veil is to standapart from the ordinary and the costume of one s contemporaries. This aspectof the extraordinary implied by veiling was found to some degree in Romanantiquity: men wore veils at sacri ce, and women veiled both to sacri ce andto exhibit their status as citizen women capable of being married. In this essay,...
9What Queer Hermeneutics Can Do forUs in Spain
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In2004,PSOE(asocialist,left-wingpartyinSpain)wontheelectionswiththeproposal, among others, of legalizing same-sex marriage. Once in o†ce, theypassedabillonJune30,2005,thatconferredmaritalstatusonsame-sexcoupleswishingtobecomelegallymarried.Thus,sinceJuly3,2005,anyone,regardlessof their partner s gender, is able to get state recognition in terms of marriage.1...
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Ancient and Other Extra-Biblical Sources Index
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Page Count: 232
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Text @ Contexts