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1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary
Thiselton, Anthony†C.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006 pp. xvi + 325. $30.00


Description: Anthony Thiseltonís lengthy New International Greek Testament Commentary volume The First Epistle to the Corinthians (2000) has become a standard work on 1 Corinthians. In this ďshorterĒ commentary Thiselton draws on his excellent exegesis from that volume but combines it afresh with keen practical and pastoral application for readers at all levels. Thiselton delves deeply into the context and text of Paulís first Corinthian letter as he suggests, section by section, how the book applies to pastoral and practical issues. He draws vivid parallels between the growing church in Corinth and the twenty-first-century church, demonstrating that todayís church also faces a seductive culture of competition and consumerism. The church in Corinth preferred its self-centered theology to the Christ-centered gospel of the wider apostolic church. Paulís response in 1 Corinthians, amplified by Thiseltonís commentary, becomes a living, practical, transforming word from God for Christians today.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 1 Corinthians, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by H. H. Drake Williams III
Published 9/8/2007
Citation: H. H. Drake Williams III, review of Anthony c. Thiselton, 1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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