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The Corinthian Body

The Corinthian Body
Author: Dale B. Martin
ISBN 13: 9780300081725
ISBN 10: 300081723
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1999-09-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $32.00

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 (and hence the church as the body of Christ). This led to differing opinions on a variety of theological viewpoints-including the role of rhetoric and philosophy in a hierarchical society, the eating of meat sacrificed to idols, prostitution, sexual desire and marriage, and the resurrection of the body.