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An End to Enmity: Paul and the "Wrongdoer" of Second by L. L. Welborn

By L. L. Welborn

An finish to Enmity casts mild upon the shadowy determine of the perpetrator of moment Corinthians by way of exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman global. The e-book places ahead a singular speculation in regards to the identification of the culprit and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic info of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological checklist of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a strong picture of the type of person who did Paul unsuitable and prompted soreness to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the heritage of Paul s dating with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.

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Chapter Two. History of Scholarship 13 ers in 1 Cor. 50 Fourth, the penalty that is imposed in the two instances is fundamentally different. In 1 Cor. 5, Paul decrees that the incestuous man is to be expelled from the community: in solemn assembly, the Corinthians are “to hand the man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh” (5:5). 51 In 2 Cor. 52 Paul’s subsequent appeal to the Corinthians to forgive and console the wrongdoer in 2 Cor. 2:7 – 8 is simply inconceivable, if the same case is in view as in 1 Cor.

342 – 43. 61 – 69. 20 Chapter Two. History of Scholarship had been entrusted to him by another Corinthian Christian as a contribution to the collection for the poor saints in Jerusalem. When Paul confronted the wrongdoer with his crime, he denied the charge, and questioned the apostle’s motives. The congregation as a whole was uncertain whom to believe, and hence did not immediately accept Paul’s version of events. Unable to persuade the Corinthians to take action against the wrongdoer, and fearing that some in the congregation might have been accomplices in the theft, Paul departed from Corinth in grief.

Ist den unsern Kirchengeschichtern der geist der apostolischen Kirche so gänzlich unfassbar? ” 17 Ewald,”Bemerkungen,” 230; idem, Sendschreiben, 226 – 27. 18 Adolf Hilgenfeld, “Die Christusleute in Korinth,” ZwTh 3 (1865) 241 – 43; idem, “Paulus und die korinthischen Wirren,” ZwTh 9 (1871) 103 – 104; idem, “Paulus und Korinth,” ZwTh 26 (1888) 193 – 94; Willibald Beyschlag, “Über die Christuspartei in Korinth,” ThStKr 38 (1865) 253 – 54; idem, “Zur Streitfrage über die Paulusgegner des zweiten Korintherbriefes,” ThStKr 44 (1871) 670; Karl Heinrich von Weizsäcker, “Paulus und die Gemeinde in Korinth,” Jahrbücher für deutsche Theologie 19 (1873) 643 – 45; idem, Das apostolische Zeitalter der christlichen Kirche (Freiburg: Mohr, 1886, 21892) 306 – 309; Paul Wilhelm Schmiedel, Hand-Commentar zum Neuen Testament, vol.

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