Mimesis and Apostolic Parousia in 1 Corinthians 4 and 5. An Apologetic Mimetic Interpretation

Author: Hwang, Jin Ki
Year:2010
Pages:368
ISBN:0-7734-3719-3
978-0-7734-3719-7
Price:239.95
The study explores the verbal, thematic, and structural connectedness of 1 Corinthians 4 and 5 and proposes an apologetic and mimetic reading of the self-referential statements in chapter 5 against the backdrop of the imitation call in chapter 4. This work is a helpful guide to the what (content) and how (rhetoric) of Paul’s calls to imitation and exemplary self-referential statements in 1 Corinthians and resource on his self-understanding of his own authority.

Reviews

“. . . [the author] makes many valuable new observations, engages fully in critical discussion with wide-ranging secondary literature, and develops an independent and coherent argument.” – ,Prof. Seyoon Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary

“This book’s position is unique as one of the most systematic and thoroughgoing defenses for the theme of Paul’s apology for his apostolic authority in connection with the mimesis motif in 1 Corinthians. It also provides the most comprehensive research of the content and rhetoric of the imitation motif in 1 Corinthians." – Prof. Hyeon Woo Shin, Westminster Graduate School of Theology

Table of Contents

Foreword by Seyoon Kim
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Introduction
Part I: An Apologetic-Mimetic Interpretation of the Self-references and Imitation Call in 1 Corinthians 1–4
Chapter 2
Mimesis in the Greco-Roman World
Chapter 3
Paul’s Apologetic Move through the Self-references in 1 Corinthians 1:18–4:5 59
Chapter 4
The Apologetic Use of Father Imagery and Its Implication for Understanding of the Imitation Call in 1 Corinthians 4:16
Chapter 5
“My Ways in Christ Jesus” and the Content of the Imitation Call in 1 Corinthians 4:16
Part II: An Apologetic-Mimetic Interpretation of 1 Corinthians 5
Chapter 6
Connectedness of 1 Corinthians 4 and 5
Chapter 7
An Apologetic-Mimetic Interpretation of the Self-references in 1 Corinthians 5
Chapter 8
The Interrelationship of Mimesis and the Apostolic Parousia in 1 Corinthians 5
Chapter 9
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources