By L. L. Welborn
An finish to Enmity casts mild 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 international. The e-book places ahead a unique speculation concerning 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 list of Roman Corinth, the writer shapes a strong snapshot of the type of person who did Paul mistaken and prompted discomfort to either Paul and the Corinthians. The concluding bankruptcy reconstructs the heritage of Paul s dating with an influential convert to Christianity at Corinth.
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Extra resources for An End to Enmity: Paul and the "Wrongdoer" of Second Corinthians
5:1, 5; 2 Cor. 2:5, 6, 7), but the reasons are distinct in each instance: in 1 Cor. 5, Paul aims to ostracize the sinner, while in 2 Cor. 58 Finally, the attempt to construe the term pq÷cla in 2 Cor. 7:11 as an allusion to the poqme¸a of 1 Cor. 5:1 overlooks the fact that in his only other use of the word pq÷cla in the Corinthian correspondence, in 1 Cor. 62. 57 R. V. G. 62 – 63. 58 Bachmann, Der zweite Brief, 133; Furnish, II Corinthians, 164; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,” 67. 63. 60 Krenkel, Beiträge, 284 – 92.
64 Heinrici, Das zweite Sendschreiben, 20: “Dazu kommt, dass die Forderung, ein Gemeindeglied, dessen Frevel man doch wohl um seiner sonstigen Verdienste oder Vorzüge willen übersehen hatte, auszuschliessen, nicht nur beschämte, sondern auch mannichfache Interessen kreuzte und verletzte. Wer weiss es nicht, wie jedes auch noch so berechtigte Eingreifen gegen eine irgendwie geschätzte oder angesehene Person Gegenstrçmungen hervorlockt, zumal wenn die That des in Anspruch Genommenen die verwandten Schossünden anderer nach ihrer Verwerflichkeit empfindlich beleuchtet?
The first and most obvious implication of the fact that chs. 5 It should also go without saying that the offence was committed by a single individual. So much is clearly indicated by the singular pronouns in ch. 2 and the singular participle in ch. 9 Thus we may regard it as estab- 4 5 6 7 8 9 of Literary Unity,” NTS 42 (1996) 559 – 83; Mitchell, “Paul’s Letters to Corinth,” 318 – 35; Roetzel, 2 Corinthians, 26 – 32. Krenkel, Beiträge, 283; Windisch, Der zweite Korintherbrief, 237. 40; Thrall, “The Offender and the Offence,” 72.