Analyzing 1 & 2 Corinthians in terms of Greco-Roman rhetoric and ancient social conditions and customs, Witherington sheds fresh light on Paul's message and his relationship with his Corinthian converts. This innovative approach also features commentary that discusses the text according to its rhetorical units rather than the usual verse-by-verse method. 492 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
This unprecedented commentary applies an exegetical method informed by both sociological insight and rhetorical analysis to the study of 1 and 2 Corinthians. In addition to using traditional exegetical and historical methods, this unique study also analyzes the two letters of Paul in terms of Greco-Roman rhetoric and ancient social conditions and customs to shed fresh light on the context and content of Paul's message. Includes 21 black-and-white photos and illustrations.
Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Related "kingdom" books of his include Imminent Domain: The Story of the Kingdom of God and Its Celebration,