The Malady of the Christian Body: A Theological Exposition of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Volume 1

Brian Reid Brock, Bernd Wannenwetsch

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Abstract

The ailments of the contemporary church are remarkably similar to those suffered by the fractious Corinthian church in the first century. This is the challenge presented in The Malady of the Christian Body, a two-volume commentary by Brian Brock and Bernd Wannenwetsch. The manner in which Paul engages questions of factionalism, sexuality, legal conflict, idolatry, dress codes, and eating habits reveals that neither the malady he diagnoses nor the therapy he offers track the dominant accounts currently on offer of the malaise suffered by today's church. This volume depicts the Apostle as carefully examining the organic whole that is the body of Christ in order to detect obstacles to the healthy flow of powers that sustain its life. The therapy that is then offered comes by way of a redirection of the Corinthian believers' attention to the ways in which they can embrace God's active working among them to heal their broken unity. This book breaks new ground in crossing and reconfiguring the traditional disciplinary boundaries between biblical studies, systematic theology, and theological ethics.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCascade Books
Number of pages253
ISBN (Print)1498234186, 978-1498234184
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Exposition
Letters
Corinthians
Therapy
Idolatry
Body of Christ
Systematic Theology
Disciplinary Boundaries
Sexuality
Dress Codes
Unity
Theological Ethics
Biblical Studies
Apostles
Habit
Deity
Believer
Factionalism

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The Malady of the Christian Body : A Theological Exposition of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Volume 1. / Brock, Brian Reid; Wannenwetsch, Bernd.

Cascade Books, 2016. 253 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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