Vernon K. Robbins

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Epistolary discourse in 1 Corinthians 2:1

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Definition of epistolary discourse.

1 Corinthians 2:1: "When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified."


From V. K. Robbins, Exploring the Texture of Texts, (Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996), p. 64.

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