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1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary
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1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary

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Eerdmans 2006

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Overview

Anthony C. Thiselton’s lengthy New International Greek Testament Commentary volume The First Epistle to the Corinthians has become a standard work on 1 Corinthians. In this “shorter” commentary, Thiselton draws on his excellent exegesis from that volume but combines it afresh with keen practical and pastoral application for readers at all levels.

Thiselton delves deeply into the context and text of Paul’s first Corinthian letter as he suggests, section by section, how the book applies to pastoral and practical issues. He draws vivid parallels between the growing church in Corinth and the twenty-first-century church, demonstrating that today’s church also faces a seductive culture of competition and consumerism. The church in Corinth preferred its self-centered theology to the Christ-centered gospel of the wider apostolic church. Paul’s response in 1 Corinthians, amplified by Thiselton’s commentary, becomes a living, practical, transforming word from God for Christians today.

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Key Features

  • Adapts Anthony Thiselton’s commentary on 1 Corinthians for practical and pastoral application
  • Focuses on the first-century context of Paul’s letter
  • Compares the growing church in Corinth to the twenty-first-century church

Contents

  • The City and Culture of Corinth
  • The Ethos That Permeated the Church
  • Other “Corinthian” Traits Relevant Today
  • Some Remaining Issues of Introduction That Shed Further Light upon the Text
  • Text and Commentary

Praise for the Print Edition

Lucidly, accessibly, and engagingly, Thiselton brings alive the subject matter about which St. Paul writes. Thus, this commentary searchingly illuminates the nature of Christian lifestyle and spirituality today.

—Walter Moberly, professor of theology and religion, Durham University

This will immediately become the main text for my English Bible 1 Corinthians elective.

Craig L. Blomberg, professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

This commentary provides a good model of exegetical and pastoral writing and is well worth having on the shelf of anyone working in ministry.

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About Anthony C. Thiselton

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England. He is also the author of Hermeneutics: An Introduction, The Holy Spirit—In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today, and The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle’s Life and Thought.

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