n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - John Chrysostom's exegesis of the spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:27-13:3) : a commentary on 32

Volume 93, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



This study provides a commentary on John Chrysostom's homily 32 on 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3. It is specifically written in dialogue with modern-day New Testament scholarship to illustrate the value and importance of reading a late ancient author like Chrysostom in the present-day study of the Bible. Chrysostom delivers compelling insights into the text, relating not only to the history and rhetoric of the text, but also to the social and cultural dimensions of 1 Corinthians. The study also provides text-critical data regarding readings preferred by Chrysostom, along with reasons why such readings are preferred. The study shows that ancient authors like Chrysostom and others certainly enrich the modern study of the Bible; even if they illustrate how not to read a text, they are part of a significant Wirkungsgeschichte that has influenced the study of the Bible for centuries, and cannot simply be ignored.

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