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|Title:||A Wandering Apostle is in Town. The Conversion of Corinth in Acts 18:1-18a||Authors:||Ayuch, Daniel Alberto||Affiliations:||Institute of Theology||Editors:||Viorel Sava||Keywords:||Apostle Paul
Acts of the Apostles
|Issue Date:||2020||Publisher:||Doxologia and Universität Graz||Part of:||Aspecte ale cercetării ştiinţifice doctorale, astăzi (Today’s Aspects of Doctoral Scientific Research). Studia Theologica Doctoralia XII||Start page:||25||End page:||42||Abstract:||
The pericope in Acts 18:1-18a contains much information about Paul's entry to a Greek city, a crossroad of migrating and traveling streams from East and West. Luke synthesizes the apostle Paul's work without referring to the numerous conflicts mentioned in his epistles, written approximately three years after leaving Corinth. This paper offers a narrative analysis of the Lucan text, a method that belongs to the family of reader-response criticism. This account of religious conversion is investigated in all its components and within similar scenes in the Book of Acts. Luke describes Paul's strategies for missioning and depicts the complicated situation of funding a church with both Jewish and Gentile backgrounds. Several opposite binomials take form throughout the story development, such as openness vs. traditionalism, transformation vs. establishment, and wandering vs. settled life. The pericope of the Corinthians' conversion stresses the Apostolic Word's supremacy, which overcame every religious and even political challenge. Thus, the passage of the Apostle in Corinth is narrated as a model of obedience and perseverance for the sake of conveying the gospel in all ages.
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