Letter Of Paul To Corinthians Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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In this passage Paul is writing to the church of Corinth ("The Letter of Paul to the Corinthians"). This passage is essentially stating the importance of love in the life of the people of the church. Paul writes that one can have faith, and even knowledge, but without love one is naught. This passage is inside a letter making it an epistle ("The Letter of Paul to the Corinthians"). Being that this is a letter sent to a church, there is an expectation that Paul is responding to something being asked or that he is commanding the church how to live righteously. 1 Corinthians was the first epistle to the church of Corinth. It is believed that Paul, wrote this letter in A.D. 55, as a way to scold the church for their wrong doings (Lagasse). Paul was previously preaching to the church of Corinth and due to his liking of the people he decided to write them this letter to point them into the right direction of faith (Prior and Stone V-VII). It is said by Prior, that the Christians of the church were led astray by other people who taught different ideals that contradicted Paul’s preaching (Prior and Stone VI-VII). In the book Paul “condemns several practices—incest, …show more content…
They were Apollos, Cephas, Paul, and Christ. It is apparent these different leaders had different methods of teaching and other ways of possessing charisma. This lead to a divide in the church where individuals would not claim the church, but the individual leader. This created a judgement on different beliefs that caused tension in the church. Apollos had a very charismatic personality that the Jews of the church found reputable, whereas Paul was more approachable in the opinion of gentiles. This created strife in the church and therefore Paul wrote a letter regarding having different gifts given by God that should not be focused on instead, all should be loving one another (Dane, T. L.

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