The Malady of the Christian Body
A Theological Exposition of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Volume 1
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Thick--that is the word that comes to mind for characterizing this extraordinary commentary. 'Thick' is sometimes associated with 'slow,' but I am using the term to indicate the richness of the theological readings of Paul offered in this book. I think they touch on every theological issue we confront today. As a result I cannot imagine another resource taking its place for many years."
--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Emeritus Professor of Divinity and Law, Duke University
"While theological readings of Scripture often glide over the text, this one plunges into it. The authors' interpretations are sometimes controversial, often highly original, and always theologically rich and insightful. Most importantly, they invite the reader to participate in their own act and practice of reading 1 Corinthians from and for the church. It is an invitation any theologian or Christian ethicist--indeed, any Christian--would do well to accept."
--Gerald McKenny, Walter Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; author of The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth's Moral Theology
"How are we to learn to hear Paul in such a way that we also may be convicted by his writings to the Corinthians? All too often our hermeneutical preliminaries, historical contextualizations, and efforts to find coherence serve as unconscious stratagems for evading the apostle's message. By helping us to learn to read Paul over against ourselves, Brian Brock and Bernd Wannenwetsch's immensely rewarding and illuminating commentary on 1 Corinthians points us the way to the Christ who is profoundly and truly for us."
--Robert Song, Durham University