This landmark commentary, originally published in 1987, has been lauded as the best study available of Paul's theologically rich first letter to the Corinthians. Writing primarily for pastors, teachers, and students, Gordon Fee offers a readable exposition of 1 Corinthians that clearly describes the meaning of Paul’s ideas and their larger theological relevance.
Fee’s revised edition is based on the improved, updated 2011 edition of the NIV, and it takes into account the considerable scholarship on 1 Corinthians over the past twenty-five years. Fee has also eliminated “chapter and verse” language—totally foreign to Paul's first-century letter—relegating the necessary numbers for “finding things” to parentheses.
An impressively thorough commentary, which offers both judicious comment and useful documentation. . . . It deserves to rank as one of the leading commentaries on 1 Corinthians.
—Anthony C. Thieselton, professor of Christian theology, University of Nottingham
Gordon D. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and former general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series. His many other books include How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul.