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Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians Paperback – January 24, 1995
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best Biblical Studies book-of-the-year award, and his many books include
and socio-rhetorical commentaries on Mark, Acts, Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. He writes a
at patheos.com and can also be found on the web at
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Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
Witherington has written over thirty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Beliefnet website.
Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.
Top Customer Reviews
I am grateful for his description of a church fragmenting in confusion, and how the Gospel Paul preaches can heal it!
Witherington's commentaries are academic but understandable to even a serious laymen, but they are especially useful to pastors and theologians -- people who want to get into the meaning of the text at a deeper level.
As with Keener, BWIII is at his best when developing a picture of social life in the 1st Century Roman Empire. He does engage with the Greek often but if you are someone whom is a Greek 'nut' then you may be better off picking up Thistleton. I have to say though that if you are seriously studying 1 Corinthians be sure to purchase Fee, BWIII, Thistleton, and Garland. Those are my top four on this book in no particular order.
I also find that you will often get a different opinion on many passages throughout the NT in BWIII's numerous titles under the banner of 'Socio-Rhetorical'. This is welcomed as too many scholars today are not adding anything of value to discussions.
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This was not like most commentaries but it helped me understand the context of time!Published 18 months ago by bdb6821
Best and most helpful commentary I have on this great Epistle. The socio-rhetorical approach opens up the book in powerful ways.Published on June 25, 2013 by Aging Youth Pastor
This was the first of all of Prof Dr Ben Witherington's commentaries which I read, and by which I became captivated by his depth of understanding and style of writing. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by david h kinnon
The author covers areas that I was unable to find in many other commentaries especially the part about women praying.Published on July 16, 2010 by gb93433