Encountering the New Testament, 4th Edition

A Historical and Theological Survey

series: Encountering Biblical Studies

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19. Corinthians and Galatians

Discussion Questions

  1. What modern-day city can be compared with Corinth?
  2. What archaeological evidence is available to link Paul with Corinth?
  3. Did the Corinthians adopt a theologia gloriae or a theologia crucis? Give illustrations from 1–2 Corinthians to support your position.
  4. Do you see any parallels between the Old Testament law and the law addressed in Galatians?
  5. How do Paul’s ethics speak to the contemporary church?

Assignment Ideas / Class Activities

  1. To demonstrate the distance Paul covered, use a map and point out the city of Corinth and the other cities to which he traveled.