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Boolean Logic in the Corinthian Correspondence

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There are three basic conditions in Boolean Logic, namely: AND, OR, NOT. Logic is an important element within Paul's rhetoric and it is obviously one of the stylistic devices which Paul employs to persuade his audience. Boolean is a form of conditional logic, because all of its outcomes are dependent upon certain initial conditions being satisfied to reach conclusion. Paul encourages the Corinthians to consider their holiness of Iife in the fear of God. Paul urges purity of life for Christians because the presence of God requires this as a necessity of self-edification. The Corinthians were ministers of the new covenant converted by the Spirit of the living God. Graeco-Roman diatribe was used orally in public preaching by Cynic and Stoic philosophers, but also appeared in written form in the New Testament letters. This chapter concludes that the Paul was influenced by his Jewish Pharisaical upbringing in a Hellenistic environment.

Keywords: Boolean logic; Corinthian; Graeco-Roman diatribe; Hellenistic environment; New Testament letters

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