“The word of the cross” [1:18] takes the center stage in St. Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians. Canonically undisputed, the letter is aimed at a converted gentile audience and deals with the host of issues faced by the young church. In this original translation and commentary, Rev. Dr. Gregory J. Lockwood focuses on the themes of the church’s unity that Paul presents in the epistle. In addition to a thorough exegesis of the entire letter, Lockwood provides additional material on the geography, history, religious landscape, and moral culture of the city of Corinth at the time of the epistle. He also takes up topics such as the Lord’s Supper, the Office of the Ministry, and marriage as they appear in 1 Corinthians and delineates their treatment both in the early church and today.
- Modern Denominations
- Christian Maturity
- Spiritual Gifts in 1 Corinthians
- Worship Practice Today
- On the Ordination of Women