By Richard A. Horsley
This remark highlights either the socio-political context of one Corinthians and the conflict of considerably diverse spiritual viewpoints represented via Paul and the congregation he had based in Corinth. specifically, Richard Horsley exhibits that this letter presents a window in which one may perhaps view the stress among the Corinthians' curiosity in cultivating person spirituality and the apostle's drawback for increase a social-religious neighborhood dedicated to the typical virtue, for the flourishing either one of own dignity and a humanizing solidarity.
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When Paul describes his sophia in 2:7 as "God's wisdom in a mystery, which God decreed before the ages" (obscured in the NRSV paraphrase "wisdom, secret and hidden"), he writes in almost technical Jewish apocalyptic terms (not the language of mystery religions). , 1QS 3 : 1 3 ^ : 2 5 ; lQpHab 7:1-5), "mystery" (Heb. raz; Gk. mysterion) referred to God's plan for the deliverance of the people/Israel from imperial domination, which often was expressed in more grandiose terms as the eschatological fulfillment of history.
In addition to illustrating the effectiveness of the salvation working through the crucified Christ (and not through sophia) in the call of the lowly Corinthians that shamed the ruling aristocracy, he is rejecting the high spiritual status that some Corinthians have attained through sophia. Paul completes this step of the argument by again replacing sophia as the means of salvation with "Christ Jesus" as the real '''sophia from God" (1:30-31). He now relativizes sophia by placing it in a series along with three other benefits provided by God in the crucified Christ.
Not yet limited to the twelve disciples, "apostle" was the title given to leaders of the expanding movement(s) who preached the gospel and founded communities. In connection with his own authority as an apostle, Paul is emphasizing a point with each of three terms, over against some Corinthians whose focus he finds problematic: he was "called" to his historic role, "by the will of God" who is accomplishing purposes through him, and his apostleship is " o f Christ Jesus," whose lordship over the movement and its assemblies he is eager to assert 39 COMMENTARY repeatedly in the letter.
1 Corinthians (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries) by Richard A. Horsley