Unity of Corinthian Correspondence
The thesis of this book is that 1 and 2 Corinthians are closely related, that Paul faces the same opponents in both letters, that the letter written with many tears referred to in 2 Corinthians is 1 Corinthians, and that there is no need to posit an intermediate visit or letter between the two canonical letters. Throughout the two letters Paul implements a consistent pastoral strategy, and an understanding of this strategy explains the difference in tone between various sections of the two letters. There is no need for theories of partition.
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