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Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, vol. 1

Format: Digital
, 1957


The first epistle to the Corinthians directly addresses core issues in the church—then and now—and answers crucial questions about its theology. This book’s practicality and theological wisdom, as well as its historical parallels with issues facing the contemporary church make it vital reading for modern Christians.

Volume 1 of Godet’s commentary on 1 Corinthians includes a lengthy introduction to the epistle as a whole, along with detailed commentary of the first six chapters. Godet devotes particular attention to the historical situation of the church in Corinth, church discipline, impurity, and marriage. Throughout his commentary, Godet—departing from the dominant trend in nineteenth century biblical criticism—does not sacrifice sound exegesis and interpretation to conform to the standards of historical, textual, and modernist criticism.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive studies on topics found in First Corinthians
  • Interpretion and exegesis of first six chapters
  • Scripture references link to your original language texts and English translations

Praise for the Print Edition

Godet, in all his commentaries, shows a scholarly breadth of familiarity with the commentators who preceded him. Many of their interpretations are stated and refuted in order to present that which the author feels is the correct interpretation of the passage. One can in reading this work avail himself of a clear summary of the views of many various writers. The author was respected as a theologian, hence his work has depth, and was revered as a Greek scholar and exegete, and thus his work has accuracy.

J.D. Pentecost

[Frédéric Louis Godet] has many qualifications for his work. One of the most needful exists in an eminent degree—a hearty sympathy with the book he is expounding. He does not approach it from the outside, but the inside, having a heartfelt experience of the power of the blessedness of its truths.

—Talbot W. Chambers

Product Details

  • Title: Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, vol. 1
  • Author: Frédéric Louis Godet
  • Publisher: T & T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 428

About Frédéric Louis Godet

Frédéric Louis Godet (1812–1900) was a Swiss Protestant theologian and New Testament scholar.

Godet was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland—he was educated there, as well as in Bonn and Berlin. Godet served from 1838 to 1844 as tutor to Crown Prince (later King) Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia. He served as supply preacher in the Val-de-Ruy from 1844 to 1851, and as Pastor in Neuchatel from 1851 to 1866. Between 1851 and 1873 he was also Professor of Exegetical and Critical Theology in Neuchatel. From 1873 to 1887 he was Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the newly established Free Evangelical Faculty, which he helped to found.

Godet did much to interpret German theological thought to French-speaking Protestants, and the English translations of his works made him influential in international New Testament scholarship.

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