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An End to Enmity: Paul and the "Wrongdoer" of Second Corinthians
Welborn, L. L.

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011 pp. xxviii+570. $195.00

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Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fŁr die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der šlteren Kirche, 185


Description: An End to Enmity casts light upon the shadowy figure of the wrongdoer of Second Corinthians by exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that governed friendship, enmity and reconciliation in the Greco-Roman world. The book puts forward a novel hypothesis regarding the identity of the wrongdoer and the nature of his offence against Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic data of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological record of Roman Corinth, the author shapes a robust image of the kind of individual who did Paul wrong and caused pain to both Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding chapter reconstructs the history of Paul s relationship with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth. Show More Show Less

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, 2 Corinthians, Literature

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Review by B. J. Oropeza
Published 11/10/2012
Citation: B. J. Oropeza, review of L. L. Welborn, An End to Enmity: Paul and the "Wrongdoer" of Second Corinthians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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