The First Letter to the Corinthians: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]
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The First Letter to the Corinthians [PNTC] is a careful, sometimes innovative, mid-level commentary that touches on an astonishingly wide array of important, sensitive issues that have urgent resonances in twenty-first-century Christian life. As such it is immanently practical, but also thoroughly exegetical, well written, and text oriented. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner reveal how 1 Corinthians directly addresses the claims of unity and truth, church discipline, sexual matters, the Lord's supper, the nature of love, Christian leadership, while touching on significant academic questions such as verbal aspect and the use of the OT in the NT and many other significant topics.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 960
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 2.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1844744841
ISBN-13: 9780802837325
Series: Pillar NT Commentary

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Publisher's Description

This careful, sometimes innovative, mid-level commentary touches on an astonishingly wide swath of important, sensitive issues — theological and pastoral — that have urgent resonances in twenty-first-century life. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner reveal how 1 Corinthians directly addresses the claims of unity and truth, church discipline, sexual matters, the Lord’s supper, the nature of love, Christian leadership, and many other significant topics.

Those who preach and teach 1 Corinthians will be grateful to Ciampa and Rosner for years to come and scholars will be challenged to see this letter with fresh eyes.

Author Bio

Roy E. Ciampa is director of the Th.M. program in biblical studies, associate professor of New Testament, and chair of the division of biblical studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Brian Rosner teaches New Testament and Ethics at Moore Theological College in Newtown, NSW, Australia.

Endorsements

Darrell L. Bock
-Dallas Theological Seminary
"Up to date, replete with many fresh readings, and rooted in the complex historical context that was first century Corinth, this commentary is in touch with those issues that make 1 Corinthians so relevant for the church. Both useful and edifying, Ciampa and Rosner's work is a partner to keep close at hand as one probes this ethically relevant epistle."

Richard Bauckham
-University of St. Andrews
"Two experts on 1 Corinthians provide detailed yet lucid exegesis of one of Paul's more difficult letters. I particularly appreciate the very full introduction, which covers many more topics than the usual introductions to a Pauline letter."

Philip H. Towner
-Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship
"Here 1 Corinthians emerges as a unified and comprehensive exercise in radical theological and ethical reorientation, whereas past interpretations all too often defined its purposes merely in terms of addressing a list of various concerns. This clarification of Paul's agenda creates a compelling context for thinking about the shape of Christian faith today."

James D. G. Dunn
-University of Durham
"For the past generation research into and commentaries on 1 Corinthians have focused on clarifying the social and literary contexts of the letter. Now Rosner and Ciampa remind us that the primary background for Paul's theology and ethics was his biblical and Jewish heritage. And in demonstrating how much fresh light can be shed on the letter by taking account of that heritage, they also show that 1 Corinthians still has much to contribute to the discussion of present-day issues."

James Carleton Paget
-Cambridge University
"Written in an impressively clear manner and assuming a varied audience of students, pastors, and scholars, this new commentary represents a major contribution to recent discussion of this much-controverted Pauline letter."

Editorial Reviews

Churchman
"A must-buy. . . . An ideal sort of commentary, one that makes a fine contribution to scholarship and is very useful to the pastor."

Darrell L. Bock
— Dallas Theological Seminary
"Up to date, replete with many fresh readings, and rooted in the complex historical context that was first century Corinth, this commentary is in touch with those issues that make 1 Corinthians so relevant for the church. Both useful and edifying, Ciampa and Rosner's work is a partner to keep close at hand as one probes this ethically relevant epistle."

Richard Bauckham
— University of St. Andrews
"Two experts on 1 Corinthians provide detailed yet lucid exegesis of one of Paul's more difficult letters. I particularly appreciate the very full introduction, which covers many more topics than the usual introductions to a Pauline letter."

Philip H. Towner
— Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship
"Here 1 Corinthians emerges as a unified and comprehensive exercise in radical theological and ethical reorientation, whereas past interpretations all too often defined its purposes merely in terms of addressing a list of various concerns. This clarification of Paul's agenda creates a compelling context for thinking about the shape of Christian faith today."

James D. G. Dunn
— University of Durham
"For the past generation research into and commentaries on 1 Corinthians have focused on clarifying the social and literary contexts of the letter. Now Rosner and Ciampa remind us that the primary background for Paul's theology and ethics was his biblical and Jewish heritage. And in demonstrating how much fresh light can be shed on the letter by taking account of that heritage, they also show that 1 Corinthians still has much to contribute to the discussion of present-day issues."

James Carleton Paget
— Cambridge University
"Written in an impressively clear manner and assuming a varied audience of students, pastors, and scholars, this new commentary represents a major contribution to recent discussion of this much-controverted Pauline letter."

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"A valuable resource for a broad range of pastors, students, and scholars. . . . This commentary deserves to be one of the first commentaries consulted for the interpretation of this significant book."

Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"This meticulous, evenhanded commentary will richly repay multiple readings. It should well serve pastors and interpreters of Paul for many years."

Restoration Quarterly
"Academically balanced, insightful, fresh. . . . This commentary will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to the library of any minister or academic."

Stone Campbell Journal
"Thorough, rich, rewarding."

Religious Studies Review
"Will be of great value to any student, pastor, or scholar seeking a fresh interpretation."

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  1. Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great for Pastors!
    May 9, 2017
    Jimmy Reagan
    Leesville, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner team up to provide this commentary on First Corinthians in the highly respected, conservative Pillar Commentary series edited by D. A. Carson. At this point, Ive used most of the volumes in this series, and even reviewed several of them, and cant deny that this series is one of the premier ones on the New Testament. Many of us look forward to when the entire New Testament is covered.

    This volume on First Corinthians is huge, at just under 900 pages, on this one of the more challenging books of the New Testament. After a lengthy bibliography, the authors dive into an Introduction. With a confession that First Corinthians is one of Pauls most difficult letters, they then jump into a discussion of the background of the church in Corinth. That section is quite well done. Next, they examine the identity and aims of the apostle Paul. They conclude that Pauls aim, then, is to bring about true worship and obedience among the Gentiles, to the glory of God.

    In the discussion about the interpretation of the book, they outline the structure of First Corinthians. They feel the four main elements of 1 Corinthians are (in order) wisdom, sexuality, worship, and resurrection/consummation. A section that was a bit harder to follow was the biblical theological framework of First Corinthians. They pull in many parallels from the Old Testament. They discuss verbal aspect and finally conclude that a biblical/Jewish approach provides a solid basis for appreciating the structure and coherence of Pauls response to Corinthian problems and also does greater justice to the fundamentally Jewish character of Pauls response to the Corinthians. You will have to decide for yourself if you see the depths of the Jewish character that they do.

    The commentary itself is outstanding and of the high-caliber writing that we are used to finding in the Pillar commentary series. When checking several of the more notorious problem passages, you will find the authors arguing clearly and helpfully. I really liked what they had to say! Im sure scholars will love this detailed volume. On the other hand, this volume is likely the top exegetical commentary on First Corinthians available to pastors today.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
  2. francisco
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    August 23, 2014
    francisco
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    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    I've never been disappointed with the Pillar Commentaries that I've purchased in the past and this one is no exception. I love its clarity and its focus on the passage at hand.
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