Corinthian wisdom, stoic philosophy, and the ancient economy / Timothy A. Brookins. [print]Material type: TextSeries: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies): 159.Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, (c)2014Description: xv, 264 pages : 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107046375; 1107046378Subject(s): Bible. Corinthians, 1st -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Stoics | Corinth (Greece) -- Economic conditionsLOC classification: BS2675.52.B76 2014BS2675.52.B872.C675 2014Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information | Inhaltsverzeichnis | Klappentext COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Rhetoric versus philosophy and 1 Corinthians ; Method ; The Corinthian social world ; The "wise man" among the Corinthians ; Loose ends.
This work re-examines the divisive wisdom that Paul addresses in 1 Corinthians. Challenging the recent consensus that the Corinthians' wisdom was rooted primarily in the Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition, Timothy A. Brookins offers a revisionary thesis centered on discourse similarities between the perspective of the Corinthian 'wise' and the Stoic system of thought. Brookins argues that several members of the church, after hearing Paul's initial gospel message, construed that message in terms of Stoic philosophy and began promoting a kind of 'Stoic-Christian' perspective that helped to precipitate divisions in the church. Being apprised of their views, Paul then exploited the 'Stoic' discourse of his opponents in order to sustain common discursive ground. In addition to providing a fresh synthesis of the data in 1 Corinthians, Brookins brings in cutting-edge research on the ancient economy as he explores questions related to philosophical education and social status within the church community.
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