"I welcome this admirably concise and clear commentary. A wide range of readers will value Dr. Keener's ability to focus on the key theological and ethical points Paul makes in his letters to the Corinthians. Dr. Keener is well-acquainted with recent scholarly discussion of these fascinating and complex letters. He includes helpful summaries and quides to further reading, and from time to time he draws out judiciously ways in which Paul's comments relate to today's world."
-Graham Stanton, Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Despite Paul's special pastoral relationship with the church in Corinth, he confronted numerous local and cultural problems in this church inviting correction. Drawing from a range of ancient sources, Keener explains the problems Paul addressed and how his arguments would have communicated to a first-century audience. At strategic points he also explores how Paul's interaction with the Corinthian Christians providing relevant pastoral models today.