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FIRST CORINTHIANS (Sacra Pagina Series) [Paperback]

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One of the most exciting of Paul's letters, First Corinthians offers a vantage point from which modern readers can reflect on the diversity in Christian Churches today. In First Corinthians, Raymond Collins explores that vantage point as well as the challenge Paul posed to the people of his time-and continues to pose in ours-to allow the gospel message to engage them in their daily lives. Paul introduces us to a flesh-and-blood community whose humanness was all too apparent. Sex, death, and money were among the issues they had to face. Social conflicts and tension within their Christian community were part of their daily lives. Paul uses all of his diplomacy, rhetorical skill, and authority to exhort the Corinthian community to be as one in Christ. In examining Paul's message and method, Collins approaches First Corinthians as a Hellenistic letter written to people dealing with real issues in the Hellenistic world. He cites existing Hellenistic letters to show that Paul was truly a letter writer of his own times. Collins makes frequent references to the writings of the philosophic moralists to help clarify the way in which Paul spoke to his beloved Corinthians. He also comments on some aspects of the social circumstances that shaped the Christians of Corinth.

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One of the most exciting of Paul's letters, First Corinthians offers a vantage point from which modern readers can reflect on the diversity in Christian Churches today. In "First Corinthians," Raymond Collins explores that vantage point as well as the challenge Paul posed to the people of his time 'and continues to pose in ours 'to allow the gospel message to engage them in their daily lives.

Pal introduces us to a flesh-and-blood community whose humanness was al too apparent. Sex, death, and money were among the issues they had to face. Social conflicts and tension within their Christian community were part of their daily lives. Paul uses al of his diplomacy, rhetorical skill, and authority to exhort the Corinthian community to be as one in Christ.

In examining Paul's message and method, Collins approaches First Corinthians as a Hellenistic letter written to people dealing with real issues in the Hellenistic world. He cites existing Hellenistic letters to show that Paul was truly a letter writer of his own times. Collins makes frequent references to the writings of the philosophic moralists to help clarify the way in which Paul spoke to his beloved Corinthians. He also comments on some aspects of the social circumstances that shaped the Christians of Corinth.

"Raymond Collins, PhD is a priest of the Diocese of Providence and is the dean of the School of Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of "John and His Witness" and "Divorce in the New Testament" published by Liturgical Press. ""

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Item Specifications...


Studio: Liturgical Press
Pages   703
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.86" Width: 6.76" Height: 1.51"
Weight:   2.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2006
Publisher   Liturgical Press
Series  Sacra Pagina  
ISBN  0814659705  
ISBN13  9780814659700  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Raymond F. Collins, STD, is the Warren-Blanding Professor of Religion Emeritus and former dean of the School of Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of "The Many Faces of the Church: A Study in New Testament Ecclesiology" (Crossroad, 2003), "I & II Timothy and Titus" (Westminster John Knox, 2002), "Sexual Ethics and the New Testament: Behavior and Belief" (Crossroad, 2 ), and "First Corinthians" in the Sacra Pagina series (Liturgical Press, 1999).

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commentary  Feb 18, 2008
The Sacra Pagina series of New Testament commentarys are worthwhile books to have on any religious practitioner's bookshelf.
 
A singularly valuable tool for professionals, clergy, and religious educators  Nov 5, 2006
Written by biblical scholar Raymond F. Collins and edited by Daniel J. Harrington S.J., First Corinthians is seventh in the Sacra Pagina series of fresh translations and modern expositions of the books of the New Testament. In addition to the translated text itself, First Corinthians is packed cover to cover with methodological perspectives, background information, interpretations, sources for reference and further study, and much more. Written for intermediate to advanced bible studies students, and a singularly valuable tool for professionals, clergy, and religious educators, First Corinthians is as highly recommended for its depth and exacting scrutiny of source material as the rest of the Sacra Pagina series.
 

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