Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 1 Corinthians: Synoptic Outline

The parts:



I. Concerning Schisms, and preservation of unity: chapters 1-4: in which are:

1. An introduction, and dehortation from schism: chapter 1:1-12.

2. Reasons for avoiding schism:

a. That by them Christ is divided, we are not baptized into a man; because he did not preach Christ in the wisdom of words:

α. Lest the cross of Christ made of no effect: chapter 1:13-31.

β. Because the wisdom of God is above all capacity: chapter 2.

b. That schisms are an indication of carnal men; God alone blesses, not men; the foundation is one: chapter 3.

c. That men are the ministers of God, in whom alone there is to be glorying, etc.: chapter 4.


II. Concerning Scandals: chapters 5, 6.

1. With respect to the tolerated incestuous man: chapter 5.

2. With respect to public lawsuits, and impurity of life: chapter 6.


III. Concerning virginity and celibacy: chapter 7.