Paul and the Creation of a Counter-Cultural Community : A Rhetorical Analysis of 1 Cor. 5.1-11.1 in Light of the Social Lives of the Corinthians

Paul and the Creation of a Counter-Cultural Community : A Rhetorical Analysis of 1 Cor. 5.1-11.1 in Light of the Social Lives of the Corinthians

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This study offers a new interpretation of 1 Corinthians 5-11:1. Taking a social identity approach, Ho investigates the inner logic of Paul from the ears of the Corinthian correspondence.

Ho argues that Paul consistently indoctrinates new values for the audience to uphold which are against the mainstream of social values in the surrounding society. It is shown that Paul does not engage in issues of internal schism per se, but rather in the question of the distinctive values insiders should uphold so as to be recognisable to outsiders. While church is neither a sectarian nor an accommodating community, it should maintain constant social contact with outsiders so as to bring the gospel of Christ to them. In addition, insiders should practice radical values that could challenge the existing shared social values prevalent in the urban city of Corinth. These new values are based mainly on Scripture, ancient Jewish literature and the new social identity of the church defined by Jesus Christ. This fresh interpretation renders the logical flow, unitary design and coherence of 1 Cor 5 -11.1 more apparent.


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Details

Author(s)
Sin-pan Daniel Ho
Format
Hardback | 264 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 544g
Publication date
23 Apr 2015
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publication City/Country
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
New
ISBN10
0567655881
ISBN13
9780567655882
Bestsellers rank
1,156,972