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The Paul-Apollos relationship and Paul's stance toward Greco-Roman rhetoric [electronic resource] : an exegetical and socio-historical study of 1 Corinthians 1-4 / Corin Mihaila.

By: Mihaila, Corin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of New Testament studies: 402.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xix, 252 p.).ISBN: 9780567628237 (electronic bk.); 056762823X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. New Testament Corinthians, 1st, I-IV -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Rhetoric in the Bible | Bible -- Socio-rhetorical criticism | Apollos (Biblical figure) | Rhetoric, Ancient | Religion | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Paul's Letters | Paulus (Apostel). Korintherbrief (I.) 1-4 | Apollon | RhetorikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Paul-Apollos relationship and Paul's stance toward Greco-Roman rhetoric.DDC classification: 227.206 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. The literary and thematic unity of 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 2. The social and rhetorical background of 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 3. Paul and sophistic rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 4. Apollos' function in 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 5. Summary and conclusion.
Summary: Research into the social and rhetorical background of the Corinthian church, shows that the Corinthians were evaluating their leaders based on their rhetorical prowess, seeking to associate with those who would enhance their status and honour. The coherence of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians 1-4 is evaluated, particularly by showing how Paul's discourse of the cross and Sophia relate to the issue of the dissensions in the Corinthian ekklesia. Once demonstrated that there is a misunderstanding of wisdom amongst church leaders at the basis of the dissensions, a redefinition of the wisdom offere.
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Revised version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2006.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-246) and indexes.

Introduction -- 1. The literary and thematic unity of 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 2. The social and rhetorical background of 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 3. Paul and sophistic rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 4. Apollos' function in 1 Corinthians 1-4 -- 5. Summary and conclusion.

Research into the social and rhetorical background of the Corinthian church, shows that the Corinthians were evaluating their leaders based on their rhetorical prowess, seeking to associate with those who would enhance their status and honour. The coherence of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians 1-4 is evaluated, particularly by showing how Paul's discourse of the cross and Sophia relate to the issue of the dissensions in the Corinthian ekklesia. Once demonstrated that there is a misunderstanding of wisdom amongst church leaders at the basis of the dissensions, a redefinition of the wisdom offere.

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