Modern Believing

THE DEATH OF GOD AND THE ‘FOOLISHNESS OF THE CROSS’ IN 1 CORINTHIANS 1.18–2.5

Modern Believing (2019), 60, (4), 347–356.

Abstract

Paul grounds his first letter to the Corinthians on a theological paradox: ‘God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom’. I examine the two separate terms of this dichotomy – ‘the wisdom of the world’ and ‘the foolishness of the cross’ – in order to determine, in their relationship, the radical sociopolitical potential of Paul’s Corinthian church collective. I conclude that the ‘foolishness of the cross’ (death of God) in 1 Corinthians 1.18–2.5 functions to destabilise the ‘wisdom of the world’ (Symbolic Order).

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Eckstein, Colin

Eckstein, Colin