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Richard B. Hays is Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internationally recognized scholar for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics.
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Works by Richard B. Hays

The Art of Reading Scripture (2003) — Editor; Contributor — 328 copies
Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (2008) — Editor — 70 copies
Reading the Bible Intertextually (2009) — Editor — 43 copies

Associated Works

Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 345 copies
Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate (1994) — Contributor — 148 copies
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology (2007) — Contributor — 109 copies
The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels (2006) — Contributor — 106 copies
The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology (2009) — Contributor — 93 copies
Moral Issues and Christian Responses (1997) — Contributor, some editions — 83 copies

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Paul interpreter of Israel's Scripture
 
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SrMaryLea | Aug 23, 2023 |
Best book on New Testament ethics which also includes some interaction with 20th century moral theologians and chapters applying his method to contentious issues today.
 
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ajgoddard | 3 other reviews | Jun 5, 2020 |
This book and anything else by Hays always inspires my love for Scripture. Highly recommend this book.
 
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bradweber1982 | 2 other reviews | Jan 18, 2020 |
An in-depth exploration of 1 Corinthians according to the Interpretation commentary format.

The author generally does well at explaining the text in its context, locating the Corinthian Christians in their Greco-Roman context. His reconstruction of a group of well-to-do and more "spiritual" group as those who are often critiqued by Paul is reasonable, and makes good sense of the text in man places (especially the last half of 1 Corinthians 11 and in 1 Corinthians 15). Many of his application points for preaching and teaching are apt.

At some points, though, the author strains credulity. His position on 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 is not nearly as circumspect as most of his other positions. He at least tries to make sense of 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 in context, but has little by means of application.

Overall a good resource to consider when exploring 1 Corinthians.
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