Monthly Archives: February 2018

Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians, Chapter 2

In this chapter the Apostle declares that the language he had used when at Corinth was simple and unpretending; but that the truths he taught were high and heavenly, taught neither by men nor angels, but by the Spirit of … Continue reading

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Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians Chapter 1

In this chapter the Apostle, after greeting the Corinthian Christians, warns them against sects and divisions, and exhorts them to unity. 1.  Paul, called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes. … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

THE CASE OF THE INCESTUOUS MAN A Summary of 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 So absorbed were the Corinthians in their party strifes that the internal perfection of Christian life and the observance of ecclesiastical discipline seem to have become to them things … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 4:14-21

EXHORTATION TO THE FAITHFUL A Summary of 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 14-21. After severely upbraiding the factionists at Corinth the Apostle now gives expression to the tender love which he really bears toward the faithful there. He is their spiritual father, and … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 4:7-13

THE LEADERS OF THE DIFFERENT FACTIONS SHOULD IMITATE THE HUMILITY OF THE APOSTLES A Summary of 1 Corinthians 4:7-13. When recommending humility to all the Corinthians in the preceding verse, the Apostle doubtless had chiefly in mind the leaders of the … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 4:1-6

THE FAITHFUL SHOULD NOT JUDGE THEIR TEACHERS A Summary of 1 Corinthians 4:1-6 Thinking themselves capable of judging their spiritual teachers the Corinthians had made distinctions between them, preferring one to another and glorying in their choice.  after having shown that … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:18-23

The Faithful Should Be Careful Not To Prefer One Teacher To Another A Summary of 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 From the doctrine so far explained against the Corinthian factions St Paul now deduces some practical conclusions.  By preferring one master to another … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Since God Will Judge The Labors Of His Preachers, These Should Take Care How They Work A Summary of 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 Although the various preachers of the Gospel are the same, as being servants of the one God and as … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

SINCE THE PREACHERS OF THE GOSPEL ARE ALL MINISTERS OF ONE GOD, DIVISIONS AMONG THEM ARE ABSURD A Summary of 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 So far St Paul has given two arguments against the factions in the Corinthian Church.  In the first … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4

Why St Paul Did Not Teach Loftier Doctrines To The Corinthians A Summary of 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4. In the previous section (1 Cor 1:17b-2:5) St Paul explained why he used simple language among the Corinthians, and not the loftiness of speech … Continue reading

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