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1 and 2 corinthians texts contexts Contents Introduction Yung Suk Kim Part One. Identity, Power, and Race Identity and the Embodiment of Privilege in Corinth Love L. Sechrest Identity and Human Dignity amid Power and Jeremy Punt Liminality in 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 An Intercultural Latino Reading of Paul Efrain Agosto Part Two. Ritual, Culture, and Food 2 Corinthians 7:1 against the Backdrop J. Ayodeji Adewuya of African Purification Rites The Issue of Eidōlothuta: An Inter(con)textual Interpretation Menghun Goh of 1 Corinthians 8–10 and Chinese Ancestor Veneration A Conversation with the Story of the Lord’s Supper Ma. Marilou S. Ibita in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Part Three. Community, Women, and Sexuality Pauline Theological Counseling of Love K. K. Yeo in the Language of the Zhuangzi Reading 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 through Habits Janelle Peters and Hijabs in the United States What Queer Hermeneutics Can Do for Us in Spain Luis Menéndez Antuña Religion/New Testament Reading Paul’s Letters from a world of perspectives— “We all come from somewhere: no one is native to the biblical text, no one reads only in the interests of the text itself. North Atlantic and Western European scholarship has focused on the Bible’s characters as individuals, has read past its miracles and stories of spiritual manifestations or ‘translated’ them into other categories, and has seen some aspects of the text in bold and other aspects not at all. These results of EuroAmerican contextual reading would be no problem if they were seen as such; but they have become a chain to be broken when they have been held up as the one and only ‘objective,’ plain truth of the text itself.” —from the Preface Yung Suk Kim is assistant professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of Christ’s Body in Corinth: The Politics of a Metaphor in the Paul in Critical Contexts series (Fortress Press, 2008). ...


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