This volume examines 1 Corinthians 1-4 within first-century
politics, demonstrating the significance of Corinth's constitution
to the interpretation of Paul's letter. Bradley J. Bitner shows
that Paul carefully considered the Roman colonial context of
Corinth, which underlay numerous ecclesial conflicts. Roman
politics, however, cannot account for the entire shape of Paul's
response. Bridging the Hellenism-Judaism divide that has
characterized much of... more...