Details for I & II Corinthians

The Corinthian Correspondence is a fascinating exchange between the Apostle Paul and the troubled church in Corinth, and is a worthwhile study for those who are interested in Paul’s role as pastor and apostle. Addressing a variety of ethical and theological issues, such as sexual sin, drunkenness, Christians taking each other to court, dissatisfaction with style of leadership and much more. If you wish to understand more about the practical ministry of the church and its leadership in the first century, then this unit is for you!


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB353
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Adam White

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites or co-requisites:

Awards offering I & II Corinthians

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

To examine Paul’s strategies used in overcoming the specific problems among the Corinthian Christians from a Pentecostal perspective. Special application is made to comparable situations in modern Pentecostalism, and how Paul’s answers may in fact be addressing us.

Outcomes

  1. Explain passages in Corinthians and make applicaation to modern Pentecostalism;
  2. Assess Paul's concern for, and correction of an erring church (as per 1&2 Corinthians) in the light of Pentecostalism;
  3. Demonstrate critical engagement with both the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  4. Describe the socio-historical background relevant to Paul’s Corinthian correspondence, as well as the letters’ respective structures, themes, theology/ies and style.

Subject Content

  1. An Introduction to Corinth and the Corinthian correspondence
  2. Examination of the style, content, themes and rhetoric of 1-2 Corinthians
  3. Exegesis of selected passages of 1 & 2 Corinthians
  4. Implications for Pauline Theology, classical and modern Pentecostalism

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Contemporary Presentation (25%)
  • Exegetical Paper with Contemporary Application (50%)
  • Exam (25%)

Prescribed Text

  • Witherington, B. Conflict & Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

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