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By L. L. Welborn

An finish to Enmity casts gentle upon the shadowy determine of the culprit of moment Corinthians by way of exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman global. The booklet places ahead a unique speculation concerning the id of the culprit and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic facts of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological list of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a powerful snapshot of the type of person who did Paul flawed and prompted ache to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the historical past of Paul s courting with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.

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5 has sinned against God and has transgressed God’s law; not so the wrongdoer of 2 Cor. 46 Second, Paul’s account of the response of the Corinthians to the two incidents is strikingly different, indeed antithetical. In 1 Cor. 47 But in 2 Cor. 49 Third, the attitude that Paul adopts in the case of the wrongdoer in 2 Cor. 2 is incommensurate with the judgment passed upon the incestuous man in 1 Cor. 5. Would Paul not have fallen into self-contradiction, had he advised the Corinthians to forgive and restore the one whom he had earlier commanded to be expelled from the church and handed over to Satan?

F. ” Representatives of the traditional view in the 20th century include: Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 12; Philip E. Hughes, Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962) 59 – 65; Kruse,”The Offender and the Offence,” 129 – 39. Tertullian, Pud. 13 – 14, ed. 817 – 21. On Tertullian as the exception in the history of interpretation, see Heinrici, Das zweite Sendschreiben, 14 – 15; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,” 66. Tertullian, Pud. 14; cf. Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 11 – 12.

231 – 38, 285 – 304; idem, The Second and Third Epistles; James Moffatt, The Historical New Testament (New York: Schribner’s, 1901) 174 – 91; Gerald H. Rendall, The Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians (London: Macmillan, 1909) 4 – 6; Lake, The Earlier Epistles of St. Paul, 151 – 64; Plummer, Second Epistle, xxii-xxvi, xxxi-xxxiii; R. H. Strachan, The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (New York: Harper, 1935) xiv-xx; Francis Watson, “2 Cor. x-xiii and Paul’s Painful Letter to the Corinthians,” JTS 35/2 (1984) 324 – 46; Welborn, “The Identification of 2 Corinthians 10 – 13,” 138 – 53.

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