Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Apostolic authority in 1 Corinthians; Part I. Oikonomoi as Administrators in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: 2. Oikonomoi as regal administrators; 3. Oikonomoi as civic administrators; 4. Oikonomoi as private administrators; Part II. Paul's Administrator Metaphor in 1 Corinthians: 5. Identifying Paul's metaphor in 1 Corinthians; 6. Interpreting Paul's metaphor in 1 Corinthians 4.1-5; 7. Interpreting Paul's metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9.16-23; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of passages; Index of authors.
Elucidates the nature of Paul's authority by investigating the metaphorical portrayal of apostles in 1 Corinthians as divinely appointed administrators.
John Goodrich is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He has published articles in New Testament Studies, the Journal for the Study of the New Testament and the Journal of Biblical Literature.
'Goodrich provides a careful and balanced study of the administrator metaphor, which then provides deeper insight into two Pauline passages in 1 Corinthians ... This is an interesting study with some helpful exegetical consequences.' The Expository Times