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Corinthians, Epistles to the
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1. Significance

The Corinthian epistles of the apostle Paul are a collection of letters from the middle of the first century a.d. This collection contains important documents that throw light on a decisive period of the history of the primitive Christian community. The letters show that different Christian groups stood in opposition to each other and that firm theological and ethical positions had n…

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Betz, Hans Dieter, “Corinthians, Epistles to the”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1304>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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