An End to Enmity: Paul and the "Wrongdoer" of Second by L. L. Welborn

By L. L. Welborn

An finish to Enmity casts gentle upon the shadowy determine of the culprit of moment Corinthians via exploring the social and rhetorical conventions that ruled friendship, enmity and reconciliation within the Greco-Roman global. The e-book places ahead a unique speculation in regards to the identification of the offender and the character of his offence opposed to Paul. Drawing upon the prosopographic information of Paul s Corinthian epistles and the epigraphic and archaeological checklist of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a powerful snapshot of the type of person who did Paul incorrect and brought on ache to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the historical past of Paul s dating with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.

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Allo, Saint Paul: Seconde Épître aux Corinthiens (Paris: Gabalda, 1956) 57 – 58; Hughes, Paul’s Second Epistle, 62 – 63; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,” 66. 7 Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 12; Hughes, Paul’s Second Epistle, 62 – 64. 8 Friedrich Bleek, “Erçrterungen in Beziehung auf die Briefe Pauli an die Korinther,” ThStKr 3 (1830) 614 – 32. For Bleek as the first in the modern era to question the traditional identification of the wrongdoer with the incestuous man, see Krenkel, Beiträge, 293; Heinrici, Der zweite Brief, 12, 14 – 15.

Yet each proposal is in its own way highly speculative, positing events for which there is no evidence 68 69 70 71 heit,” 298 – 306, esp. 305 – 306; Hall, Unity of the Corinthian Correspondence, 100 – 101, 202 – 203, 223 – 35. These are the principal defects of the studies by Kruse, “The Offender and the Offence,” 129 – 39 and Hall, Unity of the Corinthian Correspondence, 227 – 35. See the comments of Furnish, II Corinthians, 164. D. R. Hall, “Pauline Church Discipline,” TynBul 20 (1969) 3 – 26, esp.

4 Chapter Two. 6 Thus the history of interpretation followed the path marked out by Chrysostom rather than Tertullian, seeing in 2 Cor. 8 Bleek sought to demonstrate that the letter to which Paul refers in 2 Cor. 9 Moreover, on the basis of 2 Cor. 12:14 and 13:1, Bleek contended that Paul must have been in Corinth a second time before the composition of 2 Corinthians, and that it is to such an occasion that Paul refers in 2 Cor. -B. Allo, Saint Paul: Seconde Épître aux Corinthiens (Paris: Gabalda, 1956) 57 – 58; Hughes, Paul’s Second Epistle, 62 – 63; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,” 66.

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