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Bibil Identifier bibil:239277
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Where is the Wise Man?
Title (English, ) Graeco-Roman Education as a Background to the Divisions in 1 Corinthians 1-4
Author White, Adam G.
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 536)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/536
Place 227.31.08
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-56766-267-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
228 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The divisions in the Corinthian church are catalogued by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:12: "Each of you says, 'I follow Paul,' or 'I follow Apollos,' or 'I follow Cephas,' or 'I follow Christ.'" White shows how these splits are found in the milieu of 1st-century Graeco-Roman education. By consulting relevant literary and epigraphic evidence, White develops a picture of ancient education throughout the Empire generally, and in Roman Corinth specifically. This serves as a backdrop to the situation in the Christian community, wherein some of the elite, educated members preferred Apollos to Paul as a teacher since Apollos more closely resembled other teachers of higher studies.
White takes a new and different direction to other studies in the field, arguing that it is against the values inculcated through “higher education” in general that the teachers are being compared. By starting with this broader category, one that much better reflects the very eclectic nature of Graeco-Roman education, a sustained reading of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is made possible.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Education
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 1-4
Terms παιδεία παιδεια
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