2 Corinthians A Social Identity Commentary

... in the commentary, moreover, I will adduce evidence from other Pauline letters – Galatians especially, which I also interpret from a social identity perspective (1996, 1998, 2006b) – to assist in the interpretation of 2 Corinthians.

Author: Philip Esler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567668738

Category: Religion

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Philip F. Esler provides a comprehensive coverage of the issues in 2 Corinthians from the perspective of social identity, with a focus on Paul's leadership. Esler enlists social identity theory-in critical dialogue with existing scholarship-to show how Paul sought to persuade the Corinthian Christ-followers to adopt certain views on four critical issues that had arisen in his relationship with them, with his discourse demonstrably reflecting the ancient Mediterranean culture they shared. Two introductory chapters set out those four issues, summarise the events reflected in 1 and 2 Corinthians, make an initial case for the integrity of the letter against partition theories, explain and defend the use of social identity theory in biblical interpretation, and describe the social identity approach to leadership. In the commentary, Esler explores how Paul re-establishes his leadership role by reconnecting with the Corinthians, urges their participation in the collection for Jerusalem, and defends his position against recently arrived opponents, all the while reinforcing his addressees' social identity as Christ-followers. Prominent features of the commentary fostered by its social identity perspective include its cumulative case for the letter's unity, for Paul's opponents being similar to those in Galatia, and for the interweaving of social and theological dimensions in the text.

2 Corinthians

Series editors' preface -- Preface -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Commentary.

Author: Philip Esler

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ISBN: 0567668754

Category: Bible

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"In this Social Identity Commentary, Philip Esler provides a comprehensive coverage of the issues and concerns related to 2 Corinthians from the perspective of social identity. Elser outlines his interpretation of the theoretical issues concerned, and then applies this to provide a clear overview of historical and critical issues related to the study of 2 Corinthians. This provides a clear engagement with the text that will serve as a useful resource for scholars, students, clergy, and people interested in the formation and purpose of the letter. Paul's second letter to the Corinthians deals with key aspects of the formation of the Christian community at Corinth. Paul uses his correspondence with the Corinthians to address issues of morality, of community structure, of ritual and of religious behaviour. The letter is a key document for understanding the development of Christianity and for understanding Christianity in its earliest context, and Esler proves how 2 Corinthians may be read through the lens of social identity theory."--

T T Clark Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament

Social. Identity. Approach. Of all the Christ-movements founded by Paul, the Corinthian congregation is probably the ... As Paul's second canonical letter to the fledging congregation, 2 Corinthians gives room for further analysis as to ...

Author: J. Brian Tucker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567667854

Category: Religion

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The T & T Clark Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive Bible resource that highlights the way the NT seeks to form the social identity of the members of the earliest Christ-movement. By drawing on the interpretive resources of social-scientific theories-especially those related to the formation of identity-interpreters generate new questions that open fruitful identity-related avenues into the text. It provides helpful introductions to each NT book that focus on various social dimensions of the text as well as a commentary structure that illuminates the text as a work of social influence. The commentary offers methodologically informed discussions of difficult and disputed passages and highlights cultural contexts in theoretically informed ways-drawing on resources from social anthropology, historical sociology, or social identity theory. The innovative but careful scholarship of these writers, most of whom have published monographs on some aspect of social identity within the New Testament, brings to the fore often overlooked social and communal aspects inherent in the NT discourse. The net result is a more concrete articulation of some of the every-day lived experiences of members of the Christ-movement within the Roman Empire, while also offering further insight into the relationship between existing and new identities that produced diverse expressions of the Christ-movement during the first century. The SICNT shows that identity-formation is at the heart of the NT and it offers insights for leaders of faith communities addressing these issues in contemporary contexts.

Romans

This provides a clear engagement with the text that will serve as a useful resource for scholars, students, clergy, and people interested in the formation and purpose of the letter."--

Author: William S. Campbell

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ISBN: 0567669440

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Page: 304

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"Paul's letter to the church in Rome addresses key issues with respect to the development of a Christian community. Paul writes to a community he did not found and advises them on key issues of faith and righteousness. Paul also requests their prayers for his own work. The letter has much to impart about the nature of both faith and apostleship and how these themes function with respect to Christian identity. In this Social Identity Commentary, William S. Campbell provides a comprehensive coverage of the issues and concerns related to 2 Corinthians from the perspective of social identity. Campbell outlines his interpretation of the theoretical issues concerned, and then applies this to provide a clear overview of historical and critical issues related to the study of 2 Corinthians. This provides a clear engagement with the text that will serve as a useful resource for scholars, students, clergy, and people interested in the formation and purpose of the letter."--

Scripture Bulletin

The introduction to 2 Corinthians covers issues such as situation ( an advance on that presupposed by 1 Corinthians ) and the identity of Paul ' s opponents at that stage in his relationship with the Corinthians .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123025632

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Servants of Satan false Brothers and Other Opponents of Paul

Author: Jerry L. Sumney

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015042952039

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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"This book sets out a method for identifying the opponents in view in Paul's letters, and then applies it to the relevant writings of the Pauline corpus. The method limits the use of parallels or prior constructions as a basis for identification, dealing with each letter on an individual basis and taking full account of the historical and social context. Sumney concludes that the Pauline letters address different kinds of opposition in different places, including two distinct anti-Pauline movements. Here is a fundamental study for research into a basic problem of Pauline correspondence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The New Interpreter s Bible General Articles and Introduction commentary and refelctions for each book of the Bible including the Apocryphal

The Corinthians knew their identity ; at some point Paul knew enough about them to be or become concerned about them ... “ Paul , His Opponents in 2 Corinthians 10–13 , and the Rhetorical Handbooks , ” in The Social World of Formative ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015042396708

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2 Corinthians An Introduction and Study Guide

This guide considers the historical contexts, the literary forms, the social and rhetorical backgrounds, the politics, the theologies, and the reception of 2 Corinthians.

Author: Jay Twomey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567671219

Category: Religion

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This guide considers the historical contexts, the literary forms, the social and rhetorical backgrounds, the politics, the theologies, and the reception of 2 Corinthians. Each chapter surveys recent scholarly approaches to the text, focussing especially on critical perspectives that mesh with our contemporary concerns about gender, identity, race and class. 2 Corinthians becomes, in the process, less the work of a single 1st-century writer than a set of fraught, even fractured negotiations between competing interests and impulses, conducted in Paul's voice. The last chapter brings the letter into conversation with Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story 'The Minister's Black Veil' in order to shift the terms of the critical discussion from what Paul meant to how Paul means in later cultural moments. Twomey introduces students to the way 2 Corinthians offers a fascinating but fragmentary glimpse into Paul's continuing ties with the Corinthian community. At the same time, Twomey shows how the letter is the site of many new critical challenges to traditional readings of Paul and early Christianity. In contrast to 1 Corinthians, this 2 Corinthians largely eschews the debates and discussions, the interests and concerns of Paul's correspondents. Instead we find Paul engaged in a multi-pronged defence of his ministry in and beyond Corinth. Over the course of thirteen chapters he runs the gamut of the emotions, rhetorically, from tears to joy to biting anger, while struggling to keep his relationship with (some say, his control over) the community intact.

The First and Second Letters to Timothy

A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary Luke Timothy Johnson ... F. Weidmann , “ The Good Teacher : Social Identity and Community Purpose in the Pastoral Epistles , ” JHC 2 ( 1995 ) : 100–114 . 262.

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson

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ISBN: IND:30000124699335

Category: Religion

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The letters of Paul to Timothy, one of his favorite delegates, often make for difficult reading in today's world. They contain much that make modern readers uncomfortable, and much that is controversial, including pronouncements on the place of women in the Church and on homosexuality, as well as polemics against the so-called "false teachers." They have also been of a source of questions within the scholarly community, where the prevailing opinion since the nineteenth century is that someone else wrote the letters and signed Paul's name in order to give them greater authority. Using the best of modern and ancient scholarship, Luke Timothy Johnson provides clear, accessible commentary that will help lay readers navigate the letters and better understand their place within the context Paul's teachings. Johnson's conclusion that they were indeed written by Paul himself ensures that this volume, like the other Anchor Bible Commentaries, will attract the attention of theologians and other scholars.