Item description for First Corinthians: A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians (Hermeneia: a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible) by Hans Conzelmann, S.J. George W. MacRae & James W. Leitch...
Overview This commentary provides an excellent critical analysis of the Greek text of 1 Corinthians. It contains an extensive bibliography and citations of parallel texts. It contains good discussion for those who want to study the Greek text in greater detail.
Publishers Description Explicates and comments on each verse in an historical and theological context and provides extensive notes on the translation from the Greek text.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.56" Width: 8.5" Height: 1.22" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1988
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800660056 ISBN13 9780800660055
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More About Hans Conzelmann, S.J. George W. MacRae & James W. Leitch
Hans Conzelmann (1915--1989) dedicated himself to New Testament studies at the universities of T bingen, Heidelberg, and G ttingen in Germany. His The Theology of St. Luke, introduced a new epoch in the interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels, followed by landmark studies on Jesus and Paul. Among his many influential works are his three Fortress Press Hermeneia Commentaries: 1 Corinthians, The Acts of the Apostles (1987) and, with Martin Dibelius, The Pastoral Epistles (1975).
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A Good Piece of Scholarship, Now Somewhat Dated Mar 9, 2001
Hans Conzelmann's commentary on 1 Corinthians, in the Hermeneia series, was at one point considered something of an authoritative work and is often referred to in subsequent books and articles. His work is known particularly for the connections he draws between the problems facing the Corinthian church and the influence of Gnosticism and Hellenistic mystery religions. Written in a terse style, it is filled with footnotes that lead researchers in a number of different directions for further information or background that remains relevant.
In recent years, many of Conzelmann's theses concerning 1 Corinthians have fallen out of favor with biblical scholars, especially his focus on Gnosticism, and been replaced with a view that places more emphasis on St. Paul's own theology and that favors the wisdom tradition of Judaism over Gnoticism and Hellenism. Still, this commentary is worth reviewing, if only to enter more fully into the conversation concerning one of the thorniest letters in the New Testament. Students of 1 Corinthians will find much here that is helpful, but should be careful to compare Conzelmann with more recent commentators, most notably Gordon Fee.