1 Corinthians, A Video Study
Scholar Paul Gardner uses the historical, theological and literary elements of Paul's letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian letter in 1 Corinthians, A Video Study. His discussions of how the biblical text delivers consistent, challenging instruction will help pastors, church leaders, and Bible students to better understand the message of Paul to the Corinthians for today. Accessible to anyone seeking to learn more from Paul and the New Testament, these lessons examine the biblical text in its original environment, with an emphasis on practical messages and episodes of great theological depth.
Alongside the 1 Corinthians commentary in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, 1 Corinthians, A Video Study explores the book passage-by-passage. This letter to the Corinthians has been employed through generations of the church's teaching on matters as diverse as marriage and singleness, sexual conduct and immorality, idolatry, use of spiritual gifts, the last things, the wisdom of the world and its impact on the church, pride, problems between the wealthy and the poor, church unity, and many other subjects. Gardner provides interpretive insights into the background and meaning of the text and discusses how the message fits within the book itself and within broader biblical-theological context. Viewers will discover applications for today and see 1 Corinthians through new eyes.
About the Author
Paul Gardner (PhD, Cambridge University) taught for seven years at Oak Hill, an Anglican Seminary in London, after his ordination. He then moved to parish ministry in Cheshire. Following a time as Archdeacon of Exeter, in 2005 he moved to become senior pastor of ChristChurch Presbyterian, Atlanta, USA. Now retired to the UK, he travels widely, teaching in Africa and South America. He has published a number of books and articles, including commentaries on Ephesians, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, and Revelation.