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UnCorinthian Leadership: Thematic Reflections on 1 Corinthians
Starling, David I.

Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014 pp. xiv + 112. $12.00



Description: Amid the torrent of books on leadership that flood the marketplace of contemporary Christianity, UnCorinthian Leadership takes a fresh, challenging, and biblical approach. David Starling examines the teaching and leadership practices of Paul in 1 Corinthians, and finds both a sharp critique of the "Corinthianized" practices that are endemic in much modern Western Christianity and a positive, compelling theological vision for how leadership ought to function among the people of Christ. The account of Christian leadership that emerges is grounded in careful, contextual study of 1 Corinthians, and thoughtfully applied to the circumstances and cultural pressures of our own times. Paying close attention to the situation Paul addresses and the shape of his arguments, Starling highlights the vivid relevance and enduring power of the letter. Students of 1 Corinthians will find an illuminating guide to the contemporary application of the letter; Christian leaders and students of leadership will find a refreshingly biblical account of what makes Christian leadership Christian.

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

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Review by J. Brian Tucker
Published 8/25/2015
Citation: J. Brian Tucker, review of David I. Starling, UnCorinthian Leadership: Thematic Reflections on 1 Corinthians, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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