The Wisdom of the Cross Paperback

Exploring 1 Corinthians

by Brian S. Rosner

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The Wisdom of the Cross

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The apostle Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians is often regarded as his makeshift response to random problems in a messy church.

This stimulating volume argues for, and undertakes, a more coherent reading of the letter, in the hope of providing a more compelling and theologically rich interpretation and a clearer apprehension of its relevance to the church today.

Brian Rosner begins by putting the case for a holistic approach to studying the theology and ethics of 1 Corinthians. The following nine chapters cover, first, Karl Barth’s classic treatment, which underscores the letter’s coherence (Keith Condie); next, the major topics of holiness (Bill Salier), the cross (Philip Kern), sexual ethics (Roy Ciampa), spiritual gifts (David Peterson), eschatology (Bruce Winter), ethics (Michael Jensen), and the glory of God (Matthew Malcolm); and, finally, preaching 1 Corinthians (Brian Rosner). The chapters cohere around the themes of Paul’s pastoral practice and the wisdom of the cross of Jesus.

The volume, based on the 2010 Moore College School of Theology, reflects the contributors’ common interest in theological interpretation that acknowledges the text as the word of God and seeks to serve the interests of the contemporary church.

The Wisdom of the Cross by Rosner, Brian S. was published by Apollos in September 2011 and is our 49674th best seller. The ISBN for The Wisdom of the Cross is 9781844745487.

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'This is an excellent corrective to the view that 1 Corinthians is a rag-bag of assorted themes, with the contributors making a powerful cumulative case for the letter as a tightly focused unity. The chapters interact skilfully both with current scholarship and with contemporary culture, making this collection an important volume both for scholars and preachers.'
Simon Gathercole, Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Editor, Journal for the Study of the New Testament

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Details for The Wisdom of the Cross

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherApollos (September 2011)
Number of Pages240
Thickness215 mm
Height140 mm
Width217 mm
Product Code3978384
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