Details for I & II Corinthians
The Corinthian Correspondence is a fascinating exchange between the Apostle Paul and the troubled church in Corinth, and is a worthwhile study for those who are interested in Paul’s role as pastor and apostle. Addressing a variety of ethical and theological issues, such as sexual sin, drunkenness, Christians taking each other to court, dissatisfaction with style of leadership and much more. If you wish to understand more about the practical ministry of the church and its leadership in the first century, then this unit is for you!
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: BIB353
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit I & II Corinthians is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
To examine Paul’s strategies used in overcoming the specific problems among the Corinthian Christians from a Pentecostal perspective. Special application is made to comparable situations in modern Pentecostalism, and how Paul’s answers may in fact be addressing us.
- An Introduction to Corinth and the Corinthian correspondence
- Examination of the style, content, themes and rhetoric of 1-2 Corinthians
- Exegesis of selected passages of 1 & 2 Corinthians
- Implications for Pauline Theology, classical and modern Pentecostalism
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided discussion, guided exegesis, web based/electronic interaction
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Forum Postings (20%, 2500 words); Exam (30%)
Witherington, B. Conflict & Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
- Engberg-Pedersen, T (ed.). Paul in His Hellenistic Context. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1994.
- Forbes, C. Prophecy and Inspired Speech. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1995.
- Furnish, V.P. II Corinthians. New York: Doubleday, 1984.
- Hays, R.B. The Moral Vision of the N T Community. San Francisco:Harper Collins, 1996.
- Harris, M.J. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians.NIGTC, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.
- Murphy-O’Connor, J. 1 Corinthians. New York: Doubleday, 1998.
- Murphy-O’Connor, J. The Theology of the Second Letter to the Corinthians. Cambridge: CUP, 1991.
- Rosner, B.S. Understanding Paul’s Ethics. Grand Rapids:Eerdmans, 1995.
- Thiselton, A.C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
- Winter, B.W. After Paul Left Corinth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.
- Witherington, B. Conflict & Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.