The Cross in Corinth Hardback

The Social Significance of the Death of Jesus

by Raymond Pickett

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The Cross in Corinth

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Pickett explores how Paul appealed to the death of Jesus in the Corinthian correspondence in order to promote a community ethos and ethic consistent with the ideals and values it symbolized. In so doing, Paul was responding to interpersonal conflicts within the community and criticisms of his ministry-criticisms he saw as founded on Graeco-Roman cultural values of the cultivated elite. His consistent emphasis on the weakness of the cross served to critique social expressions of power in Corinth. More constructively, Paul attempted to secure conduct befitting the gospel by invoking the death of Jesus as a symbol of other-regarding behaviour.

The Cross in Corinth by Raymond Pickett was published by Continuum in June 1997. The ISBN for The Cross in Corinth is 9781850756637.

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Details for The Cross in Corinth

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (June 1997)
Number of Pages232
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1181724
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