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: BIB563
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Adam White


The following courses are prerequisites or co-requisites:

Awards offering I & II Corinthians

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate competency in analysing passages in passages in Corinthians and relate them to modern Pentecostalism;
  2. Deduce Paul's concern for, and correction of an erring church (as per 1&2 Corinthians) in the light of Pentecostalism;
  3. Discriminate between the primary biblical materials and secondary literature from a range of perspectives;
  4. Analyse and reconstruct the socio-historical background relevant to Paul’s Corinthian correspondence, as well as the letters’ respective structures, themes, theology/ies and style.

Subject Content

  • An introduction to Corinth and the Corinthian correspondence
  • Examination of the style, content, themes and rhetoric of 1-2 Corinthians
  • Exegesis of 1 & 2 Corinthians
  • Implications for Pauline theology, classical and modern Pentecostalism

This course may be offered in the following formats

  •  Face to Face (on site)
  •  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 University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%) 
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%) 
  • Major Exegesis (50%) 

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided