The Corinthian Question Paperback

Why did the church oppose Paul?

by Paul W Barnett;

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The Corinthian Question

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The apostle Paul's known mission years were only ten, around ad 47-57. The years before are relatively unknown and the years after were mostly spent in various prisons. The great missionary decade changed the course of history as Paul brought the message of the Messiah of the Jews to the Gentile world.

Strikingly, however, of those ten years, seven (ad 50-57) were occupied with the church in Corinth, especially ad 55-57. During the initial period there is no hint of difficulty between Paul and the church. After his departure, however, relationships began to deteriorate, especially from the time Paul wrote 1 Corinthians (ad 55), and reached a crisis point when he wrote 2 Corinthians (ad 56).

The 'Corinthian question' is: why did the church come to oppose her founder Paul, almost to the point of rejecting him?

In this stimulating and helpful study, Paul Barnett searches for the answer by following Paul's relationships with the Corinthian church through a chronological, sequential study of his letters. He shows how understanding may profitably begin within the text, rather than outside it in Corinth's cultural and historical background.

The Corinthian correspondence provides a remarkable window into the heart of Paul the missionary and pastor and his dealings with the turbulent Corinthians.

The Corinthian Question by Paul W Barnett was published by Apollos in June 2011 and is our 33799th best seller. The ISBN for The Corinthian Question is 9781844745326.

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‘Whether it’s background, chronology, context, confrontations, themes or theology, Paul Barnett covers these with his usual erudition and readable prose. He takes us right back to the smells and sights of ancient Corinth and shows us Paul the missionary pastor hard at work. His study of Paul in this Greek port city should be the first port of call for any student or pastor wrestling with these letters.’ - Michael F. Bird, Crossway College, Brisbane, Australia


Details for The Corinthian Question

Page last updated 28th August 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherApollos (June 2011)
Number of Pages248
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code3970839
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