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The Apistoi of 2 Cor. 6:14: Beyond the Impasse

Starling, David I. (2012) The Apistoi of 2 Cor. 6:14: Beyond the Impasse. Novum Testamentum, 55. pp. 1-26. ISSN 0048-1009

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      Amongst defenders of the Pauline authorship of 2 Cor 6:14-7:1, an impasse exists between those who read the ἄπιστοι of v. 14 as a reference to the Gentile pagans of the city and those who read it as a reference to the “false apostles” of chs. 10–13. In this article I suggest a possible resolution of that impasse, based on a re-examination of the content and function of holiness concepts within 2 Corinthians. The ἄπιστοι in view are indeed the Gentile pagans of Corinth, but the principal issue over which Paul is urging the Corinthians to separate from them is the pagan σοφία σαρκική that has distorted their assessments of Paul and his opponents.

      Item Type: Published Articles
      Repository Version: Published Version
      Keywords (separated by commas): 2 Corinthians, interpolation, integrity, holiness, unbelievers, separation
      Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
      Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
      Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
      Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
      Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
      Depositing User: Dr David Starling
      Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 10:44
      Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 11:49
      URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1185

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