Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
Stone Campbell Scholars Community
Stone Campbell International

Paul’s Use of Tradition in First Corinthians: What It Shows about Paul’s Relationship with the Wider Church1

Jerry L. Sumney
Professor of Biblical Studies
Lexington Theological Seminary
jsumney@lextheo.edu

Abstract

Interpreters often find the portrait of Paul’s good relationship with the church in Acts incompatible with his claims of independence. This essay draws on Paul’s use of traditional material in 1 Corinthians to show that he was dependent upon the teaching of the church that was developed before he was influential and outside his sphere of influence. This suggests that his claims to independence need to be situated in a more nuanced understanding of Paul’s relationship with the Jerusalem church.

 
Join Now
Volume 23 Issue 1

Current Issue:
VOLUME 23, No. 1
Spring 2020

William R. Baker
SCJ Editor 

James Sedlacek
Review Coordinator

Betsy Chastain
Conference Registration & Subscription Manager
(513) 284-5835

Joni Sullivan Baker
Director of Development and Communications

Jeff Painter
Advertising Manager

https://comicsnake.com/ magazine-pdf.net comics-all.com lacomix.org