The community Paul founded in Corinth gave him both joy and grief, for he was to encounter problems there of disunity, sin, and arrogance - including a rejection by some of his own apostolic authority. His two epistles to the Corinthians came straight from the heart, as he appeals to them to live in peace,in righteousness, in generosity, and not to resist his God-given authority. His Corinthian correspondence abides as a lasting legacy, and a challenge for all churches everywhere.About the Commentary Series:This commentary was written for your grandmother. And for your plumber, your banker, and the girl who serves you french fries at the nearby McDonald's. That is, it was written for the average lay-person, for the nonprofessional who feels a bit intimidated by the presence of copious footnotes, long bibliographies,and all those other things which so enrich the lives of academics. It is written for the pious Orthodox layman who is mystified by such things as Source Criticism, but who nonetheless wants to know what the Scriptures mean.