The First Letter to the Corinthians

This fine looking volume arrived for review from the nice folk at Eerdmans:  The First Letter to the Corinthians: The Pillar New Testament Commentary, by Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner.

The editorial blurb maintains

This thorough commentary presents a coherent reading of 1 Corinthians, taking full account of its Old Testament and Jewish roots and demonstrating Paul’s primary concern for the unity and purity of the church and the glory of God. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner’s well-informed, careful exegesis touches on an astonishingly wide swath of important yet sensitive issues, reinforcing the letter’s ongoing theological and pastoral significance.

My review of the volume is in 7 parts, below.

I. Letter Opening, 1:1-9
II. True and False Wisdom and Corinthian Factionalism, 1:10–4:17
III. “Flee Sexual Immorality” and “Glorify God with Your Bodies,” 4:18–7:40
IV. “Flee Idolatry” and “Glorify God” in Your Worship, 8:1–14:40
V. The Resurrection and Consummation, 15:1-58
VI. Letter Closing, 16:1-24

4 thoughts on “The First Letter to the Corinthians

  1. I look forward to it too. Ciampa & Rosner have also just been involved in another book on 1 Corinthians (with other contributors) – “The Wisdom of the Cross: Exploring 1 Corinthians” – in which Rosner further deals with the issue of the letter’s “coherence,” and Ciampa looks into sexuality in Roman Corinth. It comes out in a couple of weeks.


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