Tim Brookins, Associate Professor of Classics at Houston Baptist University, talks with David Capes regarding his book, Corinthian Wisdom, Stoic Philosophy, and the Ancient Economy (SNTS Monograph Series 159: Cambridge University Press, 2014.  He challenges recent scholarship and makes the claim that “the wise man” of 1 Corinthians is not a person of rhetorical prowess but a philosopher with a bent toward Stoicism.  They talk about the value of mirror-readings in biblical letters and the prevalence of Corinthian slogans in Paul’s letter.

To hear the 20 minute podcast click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

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