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1 Corinthians is a clear, up-to-date, and thoroughly understandable treatment of Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth, focusing attention on what the text actually means rather than scholarship about the text. It addresses many relevant issues, including sexual immorality, religious diversity, and the false teaching among leaders in Corinth. It also sheds light on how that culture affected the early church, revealing how many of those persistent problems are still faced by Christians in the world today.

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Marion Soards, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), joined the Louisville Seminary faculty in 1990 to teach New Testament. He has authored more than 60 articles in theological dictionaries and professional journals, as well as 22 books, including The Passion According to Luke: The Special Material of Luke 22, The Apostle Paul: An Introduction to His Writings and Teaching, and The Speeches in Acts: Their Context, Content, and Concerns. He has also been an editor of The New Interpreter’s Bible Project, the Mercer Library of Biblical Studies, and the Journal of Biblical Literature. He has been a Fellow of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada, the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation in Germany. He is active in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and the International Society for New Testament Studies, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and has served as an associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, and The New Interpreter’s Bible. “In the testimony of Scripture to the grace of God and the lordship of Jesus Christ, the church has the essential resource for the revitalization of Christ’s body in the world today. Scripture study will impart vital vision and firm commitment to the church as we seek to live faithfully doing Christ’s work.â€