Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christ as CreatorOrigins of a New Testament Doctrine$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sean M. McDonough

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576470

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 29 September 2020

Through Whom? Messianic and Demonic Mediation in 1 Corinthians 8–10

Through Whom? Messianic and Demonic Mediation in 1 Corinthians 8–10

(p.150) 7 Through Whom? Messianic and Demonic Mediation in 1 Corinthians 8–10
Christ as Creator

Sean M. McDonough (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The book now moves from the origins of the doctrine to its use in the New Testament. The creation formula in 1 Cor. 8: 6 has generally been treated in isolation from Paul's broader discussion of idol meat in 1 Corinthians 8–10. The formulation is in fact a crucial underpinning to the argument of these chapters. For Paul, Christ has always been God's way of mediating himself to the world, from the creation (8: 6), through the history of Israel (cf. ‘the rock was Christ’ in 10: 4, and ‘tempted Christ’ in 10: 9), and presently through the Church (e.g. 10: 16–17). This is set in contrast to the proffered mediation of demonic idols, who lay claim to the same role and thus call for allegiance as rival kurioi. The true, and tangible, meal of mediation is to be found in Jesus' supper (1 Cor. 11).

Keywords:   Christ, creation, mediation, demons, 1 Corinthians, Paul, idols

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .