Commentary on First Corinthians by Frederic Godet

Frédéric Louis Godet [1812-1900], Commentary on St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, 2 Vols.

A two-volume commentary on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians by Swiss theologian Frédéric Louis Godet [1812-1900]. My thanks to Book Aid for making these public domain books available for digitisation.

Frédéric Louis Godet [1812-1900], Commentary on St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians, 2 Vols. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1889. Hbk. pp.428+493. [Click to visit the First Corinthians page for the download link for these titles and other resources on this letter]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. The Founding of the Church of Corinth
    2. The External Circumstances in which the Epistle was composed
    3. The Events which took place at Corinth in the Interval between the Founding of the Church and the Composition of the Epistle
    4. Plan of the Epistle
  • Commentary
  • Conclusion


In publishing this new Commentary, I do not feel altogether free from anxiety. The welcome given to its elder brothers encourages me, it is true; but the apostolic book explained in these pages is so practical in its nature, and consequently touches on so many existing religious phenomena, that it is difficult to avoid drawing certain parallels which may injure the objectivity of the work. Then the commentator’s responsibility increases the more the results which he obtains are fitted to exercise a direct influence on the solution of questions which are now occupying the Church. And so I am specially constrained to ask God to avert every hurtful consequence that might flow from errors I may have committed in interpreting this important book, and to say to my readers, like the apostle himself, but in a sense slightly different from his: “Judge yourselves what I say.”

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