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Title: Crowns in 1 Thessalonians, Philippians, and 1 Corinthians
Author(s): PETERS, Janelle
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 96    Issue: 1   Date: 2015   
Pages: 67-84
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.96.1.3183410

Abstract :
The image of the crown appears in 1 Thess 2,19, Phil 4,1, and 1 Cor 9,25. However, the crowns differ. While the community constitutes the apostle’s crown in 1 Thessalonians and Philippians, the crown in 1 Corinthians is one of communal contestation. In this paper, I compare the image of the crown in each of the letters. I argue that the crown in 1 Corinthians, available to all believers even at Paul’s expense, is the least hierarchical of the three crowns.

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