School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Theology
School of Theology and Seminary
Charles A. Bobertz
Biblical Studies | Christianity
At the presentation on 1 Corinthians, I wondered why the Apostle Paul had written this piece that did not seem to be connected to the whole letter. This paper gives response to this question. The first part talks about the basic historical, social, cultural and literary contexts of the passage. The second, which is the formal analysis, considers the literary genre and the literary form of the passage, its structure and its movement. That is, how the text flows from beginning to end. The detailed analysis is a verse-by-verse discussion of 12:31 to 13:1-3. At the end there is a synthesis and reflection.
Congote, Gregory OSB, "An Exegesis of 1 Corinthians 12:31 - 13:1-3" (2009). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 736.
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