ROSE CITY COLLEGE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM

 

SYLLABUS FOR THE SECOND SECTION OF 1 CORINTHIANS

 

1 Corinthians 7:1 Š 16

 

PAUL RESPONDS TO A LETTER FROM THE CORINTHIAN CONGREGATION  (The first section (chapters 1-6) was PaulÕs response to a report of conditions at Corinth.

 

Much of the letter of inquiry related to past perceptions, a dichotomy between the natural and the spiritual, present interactions with the demonic in paganism, their value system by which they measured people and spirituality.

 

I    The Family  (Chapter 7)

II   Paganism (Chapter 8)

III  PaulÕs position of authority and his example (Chapter 9)

IV  Temptation  (Chapter 10)

V   The Gathering of the Congregation (Chapters 11-14)

VI  The Gospel (Chapter (15)

 Here we will also spend some time relating to the Christian                                  

 understanding of the body and the resurrection)

VII Practical Matters (Chapter 16)

 

It is our continuing purpose to contribute to the reading of the Scripture with understanding, with enjoyment, with a certainty as meaning, be of help to share it meaning and apply to our daily lives

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS for those doing this study for credit

Correlative reading

 

One of the following and due within two months of the conclusion of this series.

A paper on one of the seven sections

A paper on textual variances and translations

A paper on cultural explanations of one of the seven sections

A paper on womenÕs ministries

A paper on PaulÕs sources