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Catholic Word of the Day: LETTERS TO THE CORINTHIANS, 08-23-10 ^ | 08-23-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 08/23/2010 9:16:20 AM PDT by Salvation

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Two letters of St. Paul written from Ephesus to his converts at Corinth. The first was occasioned by certain problems that Paul sought to resolve. He therefore spoke of the need for unity (1:10-4:21), sins against chastity (5:1-6:20), marriage and sacrifices to idols (7:1-11:1), Christian worship and the gifts (11:2-14:40), the hymn on charity (13), the resurrection of the dead (15:1-58). In the second letter, St. Paul confronts his enemies at Corinth. He defends his apostolate, recounts the achievements God worked through him in spite of his own weakness and incompetence, asks funds for the Christians in Jerusalem, and once again defends his call as an Apostle and the extraordinary gifts the Lord conferred on him. It is very probable that St. Paul wrote four letters to the Corinthians, of which only two are extant.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
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Note that four letters were written by St. Paul to the Corinthians.
1 posted on 08/23/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT by Salvation
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Our priest has read the third letter to the Corinthians or parts of it. He says that St. Paul really reads the riot act to them.

The Corinthians didn’t even want to pass it around.

Anyone know about the fourth letter?

2 posted on 08/23/2010 9:17:56 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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3 posted on 08/23/2010 9:20:12 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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You can find the “third epistle to the Corinthians” on the web and read it for yourself. It is considered to have been written about 170 AD, a pseudo-Paul writing.

The alleged letter from the Corinthians to Paul is also available at the same site:

4 posted on 08/23/2010 10:07:19 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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