The Corinthian καιναὶ κτίσεις? 2 Cor 5:17 and the Roman Re-Foundation of Corinth

Kurek-Chomycz, Dominika A. (2016) The Corinthian καιναὶ κτίσεις? 2 Cor 5:17 and the Roman Re-Foundation of Corinth. In: Stones, Bones and the Sacred: Essays on Material Culture and Ancient Religion. Early Christianity and Its Literature . SBL Press, Atlanta, GA, pp. 195-220. ISBN 0884142094

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Abstract

The focus of this article is on how 2 Cor 5:17 may have been read and understood in the context of first century Corinth. It is argued that regardless of the author’s intention, the members of the Corinthian community were likely to understand this verse, and especially the reference to “new creation,” καινὴ κτίσις, as a challenge to the ideology underlying the Roman “new creation” of the ancient Hellenic city, offering an alternative model to the way this ongoing “recreation” of Corinth was being put into practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: 2 Corinthians; new creation; 2 Cor 5:17; New Testament; Ancient Corinth; material culture
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Depositing User: Dominika Kurek-Chomycz
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 16:53
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 16:53
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1838

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