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Bibil Identifier bibil:209958
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Critical Review of Recent Scholarship on the Pauline Opposition and the Nature of Its Wisdom (σοφία) in 1 Corinthians 1-4
Author Kwon, Oh-Young
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 8, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 386-427 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In recent scholarship Pauline scholars have hotly disputed the issues of identification of Paul’s opponents in 1 Cor. 1-4 and the nature of their σοϕία. The major hypotheses are summarized by the catchphrases: over-realized eschatology, proto-Gnosticism, Hellenistic Jewish wisdom tradition, the Petrine party, and rhetorical conventions. Of these hypotheses, this paper supports those scholars who investigate the identity of Paul’s Corinthian opponents in 1 Cor. 1-4 and the nature of their wisdom from the perspective of first-century Graeco-Roman culture. These scholars argue that the Pauline opposition in 1 Cor. 1-4 would have been a group of Corinthian Christians who were influenced by Graeco-Roman rhetorical elitism and uncritically exercised these rhetorical conventions in their Christian community and claimed their σοϕία to be based on these rhetorical patterns.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X09356516
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Wisdom
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 1-4
Terms σοφία σοφια
Genres Research History
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