By Margaret M. Mitchell
In a chain of exchanges with the Corinthians within the mid-50s advert, Paul always sought to outline the which means of his message, his physique and his letters, every now and then insisting upon a literal realizing, at others urging the reader to maneuver past the phrases to a deeper experience inside. featuring a clean method of early Christian exegesis, Margaret M. Mitchell exhibits how within the Corinthian letters Paul was once fashioning the very ideas that later authors might use to interpret all scripture. initially added because the Speaker's Lectures in bible study at Oxford college, this quantity recreates the dynamism of the Pauline letters of their rapid historic context and past it of their later use by means of patristic exegetes. An engagingly written, insightful demonstration of the hermeneutical effect of Paul's Corinthian correspondence on early Christian exegetes, it additionally illustrates a brand new solution to take into consideration the historical past of reception of biblical texts.