Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians Hardback

The Graeco-Roman Context of 1 Corinthians

by John Goodrich;


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Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians

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This book looks in detail at Paul's description of apostles in 1 Corinthians 4 and 9 as divinely appointed administrators (oikonomoi) and considers what this tells us about the nature of his own apostolic authority. John Goodrich investigates the origin of this metaphor in light of ancient regal, municipal and private administration, initially examining the numerous domains in which oikonomoi were appointed in the Graeco-Roman world, before situating the image in the private commercial context of Roman Corinth.

Examining the social and structural connotations attached to private commercial administration, Goodrich contemplates what Paul's metaphor indicates about apostleship in general terms as well as how he uses the image to defend his apostolic rights. He also analyses the purpose and limits of Paul's authority - how it is constructed, asserted and contested - by examining when and how Paul uses and refuses to exercise the rights inherent in his position.

Features include:
Assesses the complicated and multifaceted nature of authority in Paul
Interprets an often overlooked metaphor in frequently ignored New Testament passages
Differentiates between words and concepts that have been confused in past research, while demonstrating the importance of doing so

Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians by John Goodrich was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2012. The ISBN for Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians is 9781107018624.

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Page last updated 15th April 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2012)
Weight480g
Number of Pages262
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781107018624
ISBN-101107018625
Product Code4027444
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