In this intriguing discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Dale Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body. According to Martin, most Corinthian Christians and Paul himself saw the body as an entity that could be permeated by different pollutions. Other members of the Corinthian church, however, viewed the body as hierarchical--as a microcosm of the universe--and were not particularly ...

The Corinthian Body 1999, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300081725

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The Corinthian Body 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300062052