When Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians, he was responding to their plea for guidance and spiritual leadership. The new believers at Corinth were facing serious problems--divisions, immorality, marital strife, confusion regarding spiritual gifts, and misuse of money. They had lost sight of the joy of Christian liberty.
Paul's instruction to this new church, though tailored to meet the Corinthians' specific needs, will speak to all believers. His discussion includes such central issues as wisdom and foolishness, full and partial knowledge, weakness and strength, worldliness and holiness, sin and purity, and humility and boasting.
Robert B. Hughes outlines Paul's teachings, verse-by-verse, tracing the logic of the apostle's argument and instruction. His in-depth commentary--not too technical for the general reader--is helpful, informative, and highly readable.
ROBERT B. HUGHES (B.A. California State University; M.Div., Th.M., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) was a professor of biblical studies and academic dean at Miami Christian College, Miami, FL. He is author of First and Second Corinthians Everyman's Bible Commentary and New Bible Companion.