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Reading Corinthians


Smyth & Helwys 2002

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Paul's letters to the Christians in Corinth portray a young church struggling to live out the demands of the gospel amid the life of a thoroughly urban setting. Biblical scholar, Charles Talbert helps his reader to grasp what was at stake in the conversations between Paul and the Corinthians. What we find there is not only a word for the struggling faithful in Corinth, but an always truthful word for the church today. In studying Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, Talbert draws our attention to what is said and how it is said. The first letter to the Corinthians is largely deliberative, that is, it aims at producing a decision about future action; whereas the second letter is mainly judicial, in that it seeks to bring about a judgment of past events.

Praise for the Print Edition

Talbert's successful experience as a teacher and pastor provides focus for his commentary so that he fulfills admirably the design of this volume, appealing to the nonspecialist, the informed lay person, the college or seminary student. To these audiences I would heartily recommend Reading Corinthians as a reliable guide to understanding Corinthians.

—Catholic Biblical Quarterly

This excellent piece of work should be of great value to undergraduates and seminarians as well as pastors and professors.

—Religious Studies Review

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About Charles H. Talbert

Charles H. Talbert is Distinguished Professor of Religion at Baylor University. He is the General Editor for Reading the New Testament Commentary and the author of several other editions in the series. He received a B.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has written many articles, reviews, commentaries and books, including Reading the Sermon on the Mount. He has the distinction of being the only person to serve as president of both the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and the Catholic Biblical Association.