Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to ragged shreds."-Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph A daring escape Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life. And a heroic rescue When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own... What Readers Say: "Marvelous screwball comedy and great romance!" "Light hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. But it is Heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's, yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful." "A sprightly handful of a heroine, an amused grey eyed hero, and a colorful and diverse group of supporting characters...throw in a road trip, a murder over stolen jewels, and a mystery, and there's a little something for everyone." "Triumphantly good...Georgette Heyer is unbeatable."-India Knight, Sunday Telegraph "Her books sparkle with wit and style."-Publishers Weekly
Author: Dale B. Martin
Publisher: Yale University Press
Annotation In this intriguing discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Dale Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ). This led to differing opinions on a variety of theological viewpoints--including the role of rhetoric and philosophy in a hierarchical society, the eating of meat sacrificed to idols, prostitution, sexual desire and marriage, and the resurrection of the body. Book jacket.
Author: Stephen J. Chester
Publisher: A&C Black
Paul's conversion and its impact on his theology has been studied extensively. Yet little has been done to relate this to Paul's attitude towards the conversion of others, or to perspectives on conversion held by converts in the churches Paul founded. Soteriology is often considered in isolation from the practical issues of how conversion was expected to take place and the nature of its expected consequences. This book addresses these issues, taking account of recent developments in conversion studies in the social sciences and other disciplines. Stephen Chester first reviews these developments and assesses the potential value of sociologist Anthony Gidden's general social theory of structuration. He then utilizes this to explore Paul's perspectives on conversion in relation to both Gentile and Jewish converts. He also explores the Corinthians' perspectives on conversion in the context of Graeco-Roman religious and social life. Here emerges a fascinating account of perspectives on conversion in the crucial formative years of early Christianity.
Author: Judith Snyder Schaeffer, Nancy H. Ramage, Crawford Hallock Greenewalt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This collaborative work consists of three generously illustrated sections presenting the ceramic finds excavated at Sardis, but produced in the mainland Greek centers of Corinth, Athens, and Sparta. The authors' study of this material from the Harvard-Cornell excavations at Sardis offers new evidence of the taste for specific Greek wares and shapes in Anatolia before the time of Alexander the Great.
Author: David G. Horrell
Publisher: A&C Black
An exemplary study, focussing on the Corinthian correspondence, of the social ethos of early Christian teaching and its development.
Author: Paul Barnett
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This statement reflects the underlying purpose of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has become recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike as a critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition. While based on a thorough study of the Greek text, the commentary introductions and expositions contain a minimum of Greek references. The NICNT authors evaluate significant textual problems and take into account the most important exegetical literature. More technical aspects such as grammatical, textual, and historical problems are dealt with in footnotes, special notes, and appendixes. Under the general editorship of three outstanding New Testament scholars first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England), and now Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia) the NICNT series has continued to develop over the years. In order to keep the commentary new and conversant with contemporary scholarship, the NICNT volumes have been and will be revised or replaced as necessary. The newer NICNT volumes in particular take into account the role of recent rhetorical and sociological inquiry in elucidating the meaning of the text, and they also exhibit concern for the theology and application of the text. As the NICNT series is ever brought up to date, it will continue to find ongoing usefulness as an established guide to the New Testament text.
Author: Jorunn Ã ̃kland
Publisher: A&C Black
In Women in Their Place Jorunn Ã ̃kland takes the archaeological remains at Corinth as a starting point from which to develop an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed reading of Paul's utterances on women in 1 Corinthians 11-14. In this section of the letter Paul deals with the ritual gatherings and describes the ekklesia as a of ritual space distinct from domestic space. Ã ̃kland assesses the text within a larger context of four different gender models found in temple architecture, rituals and literary texts. Whilst Paul's teaching in the letter effectively engendered 'church' as male space, his use of a variety of gender models left early Christian women with many other notions of ritual space to explore.
Author: Edward Adams, David G. Horrell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
First Corinthians provides a unique glimpse info the life of a young Christian community in a Greco-Roman environment during the early decades of emerging Christianity. It supplies a range and richness of information about the early church that is unparalleled by any other New Testament document. Much effort has gone into reconstructing Christianity at Corinth; more recently, attention has focused on the Corinthian community itself. The scholarly picture of the Corinthian Christians throughout the period of modern interpretation has been far from constant, and their profile has altered as interpretive fashions have shifted. This collection of classic and new essays charts the history of the scholarly quest for the Corinthian church from F. C. Baur to the present day, and offers the reflections of leading scholars on where the quest has taken us and its future direction.
Author: George E. Gardiner
Publisher: Kregel Publications
An outstanding exposition that contrasts scriptural principles with charismatic practices based on the experience of the church at Corinth. Also available in Spanish!
Author: Kevin Quast
"Reading the Corinthian Correspondence" is a clear and concise introduction to the two letters Paul wrote to Corinth, a community plagued by internal divisions, social and ethnic distinctions, and diversity of congregations. Kevin Quast begins this study with an overview of Paul's life, influences, and missionary career. The author then moves to a vivid description of the city of Corinth and the church there. He devotes the next twelve chapters to an in-depth, paragraph-by-paragraph treatment of 1 and 2 Corinthians. Within these chapters, Dr. Quast deals with the wide variety of issues that Paul addressed - including private and public relationships, matters of worship, resurrection, and the nature of true Christian ministry. In the two concluding chapters, he offers invaluable insights into both the literary aspects and prevading themes that characterize the letters of Paul. Ever mindful of his modern readers, the author bridges the first century and today with penetrating commentary, provocative questions, and substantive summary charts. Kevin Quast is Academic Vice President of Taylor University College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For twelve years, he was professor of New Testament at Ontario Theological Seminary (now Tyndale Seminary), where he continues as an associate professor of New Testament. He is author of "Peter and the Beloved Disciple: Figures for a Community in Crisis" (1989) and "Reading the Gospel of John: An Introduction" (1991), as well as numerous academic and popular articles.
Author: Ron Cameron, Merrill P. Miller
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
This second volume of studies by members of the SBL Seminar on Ancient Myths and Modern Theories of Christian Origins reassesses the agenda of modern scholarship on Paul and the Corinthians. The contributors challenge the theory of religion assumed in most New Testament scholarship and adopt a different set of theoretical and historical terms for redescribing the beginnings of the Christian religion. They propose explanations of the relationship between Paul and the recipients of 1 Corinthians; the place of Paul's Christ-myth for his gospel; the reasons for a disinterest in and rejection of Paul's gospel and/or for the reception and attraction of it; and the disjunction between Paul's collective representation of the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians and the Corinthians' own engagement with Paul in mythmaking and social formation, including mutual (mis)translation and (mis)appropriation of the other's discourse and practices. The contributors are Ron Cameron and Merrill P. Miller, Jonathan Z. Smith, Burton L. Mack, William E. Arnal, Stanley K. Stowers, Richard S. Ascough, and John S. Kloppenborg.
Author: Terry Eggleston
Publisher: Xulon Press
This book can help readers realize that there are many in and out of the church who need help. The work is to the point in its explanation of just how frail human beings can be. (Practical Life)