Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians


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IVP Academic
Publish Date
September 19, 2011
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.6 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Kenneth E. Bailey (1930-2016) was an acclaimed author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament studies. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he served as Canon Theologian of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. The author of more than 150 articles in English and in Arabic, his writings include Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, The Good Shepherd, Open Hearts in Bethlehem: A Christmas Drama, and The Cross and the Prodigal. Bailey spent forty years living and teaching in seminaries and institutes in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus. For twenty of those years he was professor of New Testament and head of the Biblical Department of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut where he also founded and directed the Institute for Middle Eastern New Testament Studies. Bailey was also on the faculty of The Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem. Traveling around the globe to lecture and teach, Bailey spoke in theological colleges and seminaries in England (Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol) Ireland, Canada, Egypt, Finland, Latvia, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, and Jerusalem. He was active as a Bible teacher for conferences and continuing education events in the Middle East, Europe, and North America, and he taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Fuller Seminary.


"Bailey helps us by giving a different and unique lens, a different vantage point, from which to view the traditional texts and interpretations."--R. Gregory Jenks, Trinity Journal, Spring 2013
"There is absolutely no doubt that Bailey is a very skilled writer, that there is a wealth of cultural knowledge that he makes available through this book focusing on 1 Corinthians, and that future scholars can and should benefit from knowledge of Middle Eastern translations. . . . This is a worthwhile volume for students, pastors, and scholars to have in reference to Paul's first letter to the Corinthians."--Nijay K. Gupta, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 67 (1)
"Bailey adds significantly to our understanding of Paul's style. Scholars are challenged to add a solid research footing to take up Bailey's interpretations in their own work. Pastors and teachers will find this an excellent supplement to be used next to several other good commentaries. It will enhance not only their exegesis but also their sermons as they learn both from Paul's theology and his rhetorical skill."--Jack Barentsen, Review of Biblical Literature, June 2012
"Bailey has done an important service in identifying these structures and the way in which they can help us understand in a deeper way Paul's intent in the letter. The book should be a rich resource for interpreters, and especially those who desire to see the rich theology underlying Paul's practical concerns."--Michelle Lee-Barnewall, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 55(3)
"This scholarly yet accessible study is a helpful addition to any bookshelf--even those crowded with commentaries on First Corinthians."--Stephen M. Vantassel, BibleStudy Magazine, January February 2012