New Creation Imagery in First Corinthians

Paul’s series of analogies in 15:37-41 is quite brilliant. He is re-playing the creation account for the skeptical Corinthians. For Paul, this is creational language; the heavenly and earthly bodies, animals, fruit-bearing seed, etc. The apostle is making the case that the Resurrection is the re-creation of humanity through “the life-giving activity of the final Adam…this is indeed deliberate and careful theology of new Genesis, of creation renewed.”

{N.T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, 341}

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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