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Bibil Identifier bibil:202319
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Paul's Reasoning in 1 Corinthians 6,12-20
Author Lambrecht, Jan
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 85, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 479-486 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In 'The Roots of a ‘Libertine’ Slogan in 1 Corinthians 6,18' Jay E. Smith defends the thesis that according to some believers in Corinth the physical body is morally irrelevant. This brief note examines Paul’s reasoning in 6,12-20. Paul distinguishes between 'lawful' and 'beneficial' in v. 12ab and thus limits 12a. The general statement of v. 12c no longer remains true; it is corrected by 12d. In vv. 13-14 he opposes 'body' to 'stomach' and 'God raises' to 'God destroys'. V. 18c contains a correction of the general rule of 18b. Paul does not explicitly say that the statements in vv. 12a, 12c, 13a and 18b – or any of them – are Corinthian slogans.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.85.4.2044771
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 6,12-6,20
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