chapter  3
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The Corinthian correspondence

As in Galatians, also in 1-2 Corinthians the cross of Jesus has a prominent place. But there are also differences. In the Corinthian correspondence, the shame of the cross is elaborated as “the wisdom of God” and “the power of God” (1 Cor 1-2). While Galatians merely touches upon the actual deaths of contemporary persons, we find extensive discussions concerning the implications of such deaths in 1-2 Corinthians.