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Concordia Commentary: 1 Corinthians


Beginning with a literal translation and textual notes on the original Greek text, this commentary on 1 Corinthians expounds on the theology of the epistle for the benefit of the church today.

The central theme of this commentary is that "the word of the cross" (1:18) is the basis for the church’s unity (ch. 1-4), holiness (ch. 5-7), freedom (ch. 8-10), worship (ch. 11-14), and resurrection hope (ch. 15-16). It is particularly strong in its exegetical treatment of key passages that involve doctrines and practices that have been items of contention among modern Christian denominations.

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  • Bibliographical references and index
  • Preface by the author
  • A theological exposition of sacred Scripture
  • Title: Concordia Commentary: 1 Corinthians
  • Author: Gregory J. Lockwood
  • Publisher: Concordia
  • Pages: 648

Gregory J. Lockwood was associate professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, before returning to his native Australia, where he serves as a professor and parish pastor. He studied at the University of Adelaide in Australia (BA), the University of Melbourne, Australia (BEd), and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (STM, ThD). He also served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea.