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Details for Corinthian Correspondence

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. 


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Paper code: BIB353
  • Credit points: 15
  • Total workload hours per week: 10
  • Number of timetabled hours per week: 4 *

* Note: Papers with reduced contact hours (such as those taught in Intensive format) will have an increased assessment component.

Prerequisites

BIB102 – Introduction to the New Testament

The following courses are prerequisites:

The paper Corinthian Correspondence is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)).

Paper Content

Curriculum Objective

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.

Outcomes

Students should be able to:

Subject Content

  1. An Introduction to Corinth and the Corinthian correspondence
  2. Examination of the style, content, themes and rhetoric of 1-2 Corinthians
  3. Exegesis of selected passages of 1 & 2 Corinthians
  4. Implications for Pauline Theology, classical and modern Pentecostalism

This course may be offered in the following formats

Lectures, group discussion, online engagement

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Creative Presentation (1250 words); Exam (30%, 1.25 hour)

Prescribed Text

No set text

Representative References

Amador, J.D.H. “Revisiting 2 Corinthians: Rhetoric and the Case for Unity.” New Testament Studies 46:1 (2000):  92-111.

Berding, K. “Confusing Word and Concept in ‘Spiritual Gifts’: Have we Forgotten James Barr’s Exhortation?” JETS 43:1(2000): 37-51.

Burke, T.J. & Elliott, J.K eds. Paul and the Corinthians:  Studies on a Community in Conflict –  Essays in honour of Margaret Thrall.  Leiden:  Brill, 2003.

Ciampa, Roy E. and Rosner, Brian S. The First Letter to the Corinthians, The Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. 

Clarke, A.D. Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1-6, Paternoster Biblical Monographs. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Pub, 2006.

Fitzmyer, J.A. First Corinthians:  A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2008.

Harris, M.J. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Horsley, R.A. Wisdom and Spiritual Transcendence at Corinth: Studies in First Corinthians. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2008.

Keener, C.S. 1-2 Corinthians.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Lambrecht, J. Second Corinthians, Sacra Pagina Series. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007.

Stitzinger, J.F. “Spiritual Gifts: Definitions and Kinds,” Master’s Semminary Journal 14:2 (2003): 143-176.

Thiselton, A.C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Welborn, L. L. Paul, the Fool of Christ: A Study of 1 Corinthians 1-4 in the Comic-Philosophic Tradition, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 293 (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2005Winter, B.W. After Paul Left Corinth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Winter, B.W. After Paul Left Corinth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Witherington, B. Conflict and Community in Corinth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.