1-2 Corinthians (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) by Gerald L. Bray PDF

By Gerald L. Bray

ISBN-10: 0830824928

ISBN-13: 9780830824922

Paul's letters to the Corinthian church have left a mark on Christian Scripture in a manner that can by no means were anticipated. right here the pastoral problems with a first-century Christian neighborhood in what Chrysostom pointed out as "still the 1st urban in Greece" stand out in daring aid. How used to be a neighborhood formed via the go to discover its expression in a urban that Chrysostom knew to be "full of orators and philosophers" and that "prided itself . . . certainly on its nice wealth"? How was once church solidarity to be maintained in a surroundings the place well-known believers, bending fact and morality to their very own virtue, divided the physique of Christ? right here lay the problem for the apostle Paul. and because the apostle writes, the fathers lean over his shoulder, marveling and commenting on his pastoral wisdom.

Best identified between those patristic commentators is Chrysostom, whose seventy-seven homilies at the Corinthian epistles are a treasury of exposition and alertness. The fragmentary works of Didymus the Blind and Severian of Gabala supply us samples of Greek exegesis from the Alexandrian and Antiochene faculties. The partial paintings of Theodore of Mopsuestia, a commentator of serious ability and perception, was once lengthy valued within the church. And the reviews of Theodoret of Cyrus are striking for his or her sensitivity to the intertextuality of Scripture. Then there are Origen and Pelagius, whose names resonate with striking mistakes, to the useless obscuring in their very good insights into Scripture. yet delight of position is going to the unknown fourth-century commentator lengthy incorrect for Ambrose and now dubbed "Ambrosiaster." His very good remark on 1 and a pair of Corinthians has been unavailable in English translation, and therefore it really is excerpted extra generously during this volume.

This old Christian observation on 1-2 Corinthians opens a complete new method of examining those New testomony texts. The pastoral and theological interpretation of the fathers bargains non secular and highbrow sustenance to people who could learn Paul back with open minds and hearts. right here we discover the Pauline knowledge of the pass producing a good background of Christian interpretation.

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