1 Corinthians – Gordon Fee – New International Commentary on the New Testament

1 Corinthians Gordon Fee New International CommentaryGordon Fee is the author of the First Corinthians volume in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.

This landmark commentary, originally published in 1987, has been lauded as the best study available of Paul’s theologically rich first letter to the Corinthians.

Writing primarily for pastors, teachers, and students, Gordon Fee offers a readable exposition of 1 Corinthians that clearly describes the meaning of Paul’s ideas and their larger theological relevance.

Fee’s revised edition is based on the improved, updated (2011) edition of the NIV, and it takes into account the considerable scholarship on 1 Corinthians over the past twenty-five years.

Fee has also eliminated “chapter and verse” language — totally foreign to Paul’s first-century letter — relegating the necessary numbers for “finding things” to parentheses. [1]

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Volume Reviews

The Gospel Coalition Best Books of 2014

“Fee has given us a paradigm of what a commentary should be. Even where one might disagree, no one — layperson, pastor, scholar, or student — will find Fee’s volume a disappointment.”

— Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

“An impressively thorough commentary, which offers both judicious comment and useful documentation. . . . It deserves to rank as one of the leading commentaries on 1 Corinthians.”

— Anthony C. Thiselton, University of Nottingham

“This is an excellent commentary. Writing in the best tradition of evangelical scholarship, Fee has produced the most thorough interpretation of 1 Corinthians to have appeared in English in this generation.”

— Journal of Biblical Literature

“A model of how commentaries should be written. . . . Highly recommended.”

— Bibliotheca Sacra

“This authoritative commentary on 1 Corinthians is clearly one of the best.”

— Spirit & Life

Commentary Series

“Faithful criticism” characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT). Begun in the late 1940s by an international team of New Testament scholars, the NICNT series has been widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to the global church.

The interpretive work reflected in these commentaries is based on careful study of the Greek text, but commentary readers need not be practiced in the biblical languages in order to benefit from them.

In the same way, NICNT volumes reflect serious work in technical areas — such as linguistics, textual criticism, and historical concerns — but the commentary itself focuses on understanding the text rather than navigating scholarly debates.

Readers can turn to the footnotes and excursuses for more specialized interaction with the Greek text and engagement with critical issues and literature.

Under the editorship of outstanding New Testament scholars — first Ned Stonehouse (Westminster Theological Seminary), then F. F. Bruce (University of Manchester, England) and Gordon D. Fee (Regent College, Canada), and now Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary) — the NICNT series has flourished.

In order to keep the commentary fresh and contemporary, NICNT volumes are revised and replaced as needed.

Newer volumes in the NICNT account for emergent emphases in biblical studies.

These include heightened attention to rhetorical features of New Testament texts, the cultural settings within which they were written, and their theological significance for God’s people.

In this way, the NICNT series endures as an accessible, authoritative guide to the biblical text.

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