Bibliography: 1 Corinthians


Crocker, Cornelia Cyss. Reading 1 Corinthians in the Twenty-First Century. Harrisburg, PA: T&T Clark, 2004.

Furnish, Victor Paul. The Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Horsley, Richard A. 1 Corinthians. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

Keener, Craig. S. 1–2 Corinthians. NCBT. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Lull, David. 1 Corinthians. St. Louis: Chalice, 2007.

Martin, Ralph P. Word Biblical Themes: 1, 2 Corinthians. Dallas: Word, 1989.

Pascuzzi, Maria A. First and Second Corinthians. NColBC 7. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005.

Talbert, Charles H. Reading Corinthians: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Rev. ed. RNTS. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2003.

Wright, Tom. Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Critical Commentaries

Barrett, C. K. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. HNTC. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

Collins, Raymond. First Corinthians. SP. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007.

Conzelmann, Hans. 1 Corinthians. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975.

Fee, Gordon. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.

Garland, David E. 1 Corinthians. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.

Harrisville, Roy H. 1 Corinthians. ACNT. Minneapolis, Augsburg, 1987.

Hays, Richard B. First Corinthians. Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1997.

Lockwood, Gregory. 1 Corinthians. ConcC. St. Louis: Concordia, 2000.

Thiselton, Anthony C. The First Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Witherington, Ben, III. Conflict and Community in Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

The City of Corinth in New Testament Times

Engels, D. Roman Corinth: An Alternative Model for the Classical City. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1990.

Murphy-O’Connor, Jerome. St. Paul’s Corinth: Texts and Archeology. 3rd ed. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

On Social Relations of the Church to Its Surroundings

De Vos, Craig Stephen. Church and Community Conflicts: The Relationships of the Thessalonian, Corinthian, and Philippian Churches with Their Wider Civic Communities, 179–232. SBLDS 168. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997.

Grant, Robert. Paul in the Roman World: The Conflict at Corinth. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001.

Social Status as an Influencing Factor in the Corinthian Church

Chow, J. K. Patronage and Power: A Study of Social Networks in Corinth. JSNTSup 75. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1992.

Clarke, Andrew D. Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1–6. 2nd ed. PBM. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2006.

Dutch, Robert S. The Educated Elite in 1 Corinthians: Education and Community Conflict in Graeco-Roman Context. London: T&T Clark, 2005.

Horrell, David G. The Social Ethos of the Corinthian Correspondence: Interests and Ideology from 1 Corinthians to 1 Clement. SNTW. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1996.

Theissen, Gerd. The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity: Essays on Corinth. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982.

“Christ Crucified”—the Cross in 1 Corinthians

Ackerman, David A. Lo, I Tell You a Mystery: Cross, Resurrection, and Paraenesis in the Rhetoric of 1 Corinthians. PTMS. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2006.

Brown, A. R. The Cross and Human Transfiguration: Paul’s Apocalyptic Word in 1 Corinthians. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1995.

Carson, D. A. The Cross and Christian Ministry: An Exposition of Passages from 1 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993.

Cousar, Charles B. A Theology of the Cross: The Death of Jesus in the Pauline Letters. OBT. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.

Pickett, Raymond. The Cross in Corinth: The Social Significance of the Death of Jesus. JSNTSup 143. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

Resurrection of Christ in 1 Corinthians

Ackerman, David A. Lo, I Tell You a Mystery: Cross, Resurrection, and Paraenesis in the Rhetoric of 1 Corinthians. PTMS. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2006.

Cullmann, Oscar. Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? The Witness of the New Testament. London: Epworth, 1958.

Dahl, M. E. The Resurrection of the Body: A Study of 1 Corinthians 15. SBT. London: SCM, 1962.

de Boer, M. C. The Defeat of Death: Apocalyptic Eschatology in 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 5. JSNTSup 22. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1988.

Evans, E. F. Resurrection and the New Testament. London: SCM, 1970.

Holleman, Joost. Resurrection and Parousia: A Traditio-Historical Study of Paul’s Eschatology in 1 Corinthians 15. NovTSup 84. Leiden: Brill, 1996.

Longenecker, Richard N., ed. Life in the Face of Death: The Resurrection Message of the New Testament. McNTS. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Mason, John P. The Resurrection according to Paul. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1993.

Moule, C. F. D., ed. The Significance of the Message of the Resurrection for Faith in Jesus. 2nd ed. SBT 8. Naperville, IL: Allenson, 1969.

Perkins, Pheme. Resurrection. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984.

Saw, Insawn. Paul’s Rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 15. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1995.

Stanley, David M. Christ’s Resurrection in Pauline Soteriology. Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1961.

Wright, N. T. “Part 2.” In The Resurrection of the Son of God, 207–398. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

The Rhetoric of 1 Corinthians

Heil, John Paul. The Rhetorical Role of Scripture in 1 Corinthians. SBL 15. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005.

Liftin, D. St. Paul’s Theology of Proclamation: 1 Corinthians 1–4 and Greco-Roman Rhetoric. SNTSMS 79. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Ramsaran, R. A. Liberating Words: Paul’s Use of Rhetorical Maxims in 1 Corinthians 1–10. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996.

Saw, Insawn. Paul’s Rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 15. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 1995.

Factions in the Church

Clarke, Andrew D., Secular and Christian Leadership in Corinth: A Socio-Historical and Exegetical Study of 1 Corinthians 1–6. 2nd ed. PBM. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2006.

Kuck, D. W. Judgment and Community Conflict: Paul’s Use of Apocalyptic Judgment Language in 1 Corinthians 3:5–4:5. NovTSup 66. Leiden: Brill, 1992.

Mitchell, M. M. Paul and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation: An Exegetical Investigation of the Language and Composition of 1 Corinthians. HUT. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1991.

“Temple of God” Image

Lanci, John R. A New Temple for Corinth: Rhetorical and Archaeological Approaches to Pauline Imagery. SBL 1. New York: Peter Lang, 1997.

“Body of Christ” Image

Best, Ernest. One Body in Christ: A Study in the Relationship of the Church to Christ in the Epistles of the Apostle Paul. London: SPCK, 1955.

Gundry, Robert H. Sōma in Biblical Theology. SNTSMS 29. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.

Martin, Dale B. The Corinthian Body. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Minear, Paul S. Images of the Church in the New Testament. NTL. 1960. Reprint, Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Robinson, J. A. T. The Body: A Study in Pauline Theology. SBT 5. London: SCM, 1952.

Yorke, Gosnell L. O. R. The Church as the Body in Christ in the Pauline Corpus: A Re-examination. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1991.

Sex and Marriage

Baumert, Norbert. Woman and Man in Paul: Overcoming a Misunderstanding. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Beattie, Gillian. “Marriage in 1 Corinthians.” In Women and Marriage in Paul and His Early Interpreters, 15–36. JSNTSup 296. London: T&T Clark, 2005.

Deming, W. Paul on Marriage and Celibacy: The Hellenistic Background of 1 Corinthians 7. SNTSMS 83. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Ellis, J. Edward. Paul and Ancient Views of Sexual Desire: Paul’s Sexual Ethics in 1 Thessalonians 4, 1 Corinthians 7, and Romans 1. LNTS 354. London: T&T Clark, 2007.

May, Alistair Scott. “The Body for the Lord”: Sex and Identity in 1 Corinthians 5–7. JSNTSup 278. London: T&T Clark, 2004.

Rosner, Brian S. Paul, Scripture, and Ethics: A Study of 1 Corinthians 5–7. AGJU 22. Leiden: Brill, 1994.

Wimbush, V. L. Paul, the Worldly Ascetic: Response to the World and Self-Understanding according to 1 Corinthians 7. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1987.

The Lord’s Supper

Chenderlin, F. “Do This as My Memorial”: The Semantic and Conceptual Background and Value of Anamnēsis in 1 Corinthians 11:24–25. AnBib 99. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1992.

Eichhorn, Albert. The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament. Translated by J. F. Cayzer. SBLHBS 1. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2007.

Jeremias, Joachim. The Eucharistic Words of Jesus. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977.

King, F. J. More Than a Passover: Inculturation in the Supper Narratives of the New Testament. NTSCE 3. Frankfurt: Lang, 2007.

LaVerdiere, Eugene. “Proclaiming the Death of the Lord: The Eucharist in the Letters of Paul.” In The Eucharist in the New Testament and the Early Church, 29–45. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Marshall, I. Howard. Last Supper and Lord’s Supper. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980.

Meyer, Ben, ed. One Loaf, One Cup: Ecumenical Studies of 1 Cor 11 and Other Eucharistic Texts. NGS 6. Leuven: Peeters, 1993.

Food Offered to Idols

Fotopoulos, John. Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth: A Social-Rhetorical Reconsideration of 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1. WUNT 2/151. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003.

Gardner, P. D. The Gifts of God and the Authentication of a Christian (1 Cor 8:1–11:1). Lanham, MD: University Press of America: 1994.

Gooch, P. D. Dangerous Food: 1 Corinthians 8–10 in Its Context. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1993.

Khiok-Khing, Yeo. Rhetorical Interaction in 1 Corinthians 8–10. BIS 9. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

Newton, Derek. Deity and Diet: The Dilemma of Sacrificial Food at Corinth. JSNTSup 169. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

Phua, Richard Liong-Seng. Idolatry and Authority: A Study of 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1 in the Light of the Jewish Diaspora. LNTS 299. London: T&T Clark 2005.

Willis, W. L. Idol Meat in Corinth: The Pauline Argument in 1 Corinthians 8 and 10. SBLDS 68. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1985.

Spiritual Gifts

Aguilar Chiu, J. E. 1 Corinthians 12–14. Literary Structure and Theology. AnBib 166. Rome: Editrice Pontifico Instituto Biblico, 2007.

Carson, D. A. Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1987.

Hovenden, Gerald. Speaking in Tongues: The New Testament Evidence in Context. JPTSup 22. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Martin, Ralph P. The Spirit and the Congregation: Studies in 1 Corinthians 12–15. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Tibbs, Clint. Religious Experience of the Pneuma: Communication with the Spirit World in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14. WUNT 2/230. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007.


Aune, David E. Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.

Forbes, C. Prophecy and Inspired Speech in Early Christianity and Its Hellenistic Environment. WUNT 2/75. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1995.

Gillespie, T. W. The First Theologians: A Study in Early Christian Prophecy. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Wire, Antoinette C. The Corinthian Women Prophets: A Reconstruction through Paul’s Rhetoric. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1990.

The Institution of Slavery

Bartchy, S. S. Mallon Chrēsai: First-Century Slavery and the Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 7:21. SBLDS 11. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1973.

Braxton, Brad Ronnell. The Tyranny of Resolution: 1 Corinthians 7:17–24. SBLDS 181. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2000.

The Silencing of Women (1 Cor. 14:34–36)

Baumert, N. Woman and Man in Paul. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Beattie, Gillian. “Women in the Deutero-Pauline Literature: The Pastoral Epistles.” In Women and Marriage in Paul and His Early Interpreters, 83–106. JSNTSup 296. London: T&T Clark, 2005.

Belleville, Linda L. Women Leaders and the Church: Three Crucial Questions, 162–80. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2000.

Doriani, Dan. Women in Ministry. Wheaton: Crossway, 2003.

Keener, Craig. “Head Coverings in 1 Corinthians 11:1–16” and “Questions about Questions—1 Corinthians 14:34–35.” In Paul, Women and Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul, 19–100. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1992.

Øklund, Jorunn. Women in Their Place: Paul and the Corinthian Discourse of Gender and Sanctuary Space. JSNTSup 269. London: T&T Clark, 2004.

Wire, Antoinette C. The Corinthian Women Prophets: A Reconstruction through Paul’s Rhetoric. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1990.

Other Academic Studies

Adams, Edward, and David Horrell, eds. Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Birge, M. K. The Language of Belonging: A Rhetorical Analysis of Kinship Language in First Corinthians. CBET 31. Leuven: Peeters, 2003.

Burtabuktar, Robinson. Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul’s Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. PBM. Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2007.

Chester, Stephen J. Conversion at Corinth: Perspectives on Conversion in Paul’s Theology and the Corinthian Church. London: T&T Clark, 2003.

Garcilazo, Albert V. The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics. SBL 106. New York: Lang, 2007.

Goulder, Michael D. Paul and the Competing Mission in Corinth. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001.

Hall, David R. The Unity of the Corinthian Correspondence. JSNTSup 251. London: T&T Clark, 2003.

Hay, David M., ed. Pauline Theology. Vol. 2, 1 and 2 Corinthians. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1993.

Hull, Michael F. Baptism on Account of the Dead (1 Cor 15:29): An Act of Faith in the Resurrection. AcBib 22. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005.

Hurd, J. C. The Origin of 1 Corinthians. 2nd ed. Macon, GA: Mercer, 1983.

Kovacs, Judith L., ed. 1 Corinthians: Interpreted by Early Church Commentators. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.

Welborn, L. L. Paul, the Fool of Christ: A Study of 1 Corinthians 1–4 in the Comic-Philosophic Tradition. JSNTSup 293. London: T&T Clark, 2005.

Williams, H. H. Drake, III. The Wisdom of the Wise: The Presence and Function of Scripture within 1 Cor 1:18–3:23. AGJU 49. Leiden: Brill, 2001.