Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians

Author(s): Kenneth E. Bailey

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The result of over thirty years of research and lecturing, Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes is a ground-breaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Bailey examines this canonical letter through the lenses of Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and the Mediterranean context of the Corinthian recipients.


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"Bailey's warm pastoral style, up-to-date scholarship and attention to theology make for an excellent exposition of Paul's argument in 1 Corinthians. His unparalleled knowledge of the New Testament in Arabic translation, coupled with his lifetime of experience in the Middle East, gives Bailey a unique perspective on the biblical text. Highlighting Paul's rhetorical argument and extensive use of Jewish Scriptures, Bailey's work is a rare commentary that serves both pastor and layperson. This book sets a high standard for clarity and practical wisdom in the field of biblical exposition."--Lynn H. Cohick, professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

General Fields

  • : 9780830839346
  • : InterVarsity Press
  • : IVP Academic
  • : September 2011
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 560
  • : Kenneth E. Bailey