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The Troubled Triumphant Church

by Paige Patterson

No church of the first century was any more troubled than Corinth’s. What is happening in our churches? Where is the discipline? Where is the faith? Questions like these are not new. The Christians in first century Corinth were troubled by many of the same issues churches still face today: rampant sexual immorality, misunderstandings, doctrinal disputes, elevation of human reason over the faith, taking fellow Christians to court, among others.

“The Troubled Triumphant Church” is a thorough examination of First Corinthians and its relation to current problems. Recommended for Bible study groups, this book paves the way for better understanding and gives scriptural solutions for common Christian concerns.


About the Author

As the eighth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson has four decades of experience in educating pastors and missionaries. After almost 18 years as president of The Criswell College in Dallas, he served for 11 years as president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, before his decade at Southwestern. Even as a pastor he offered instruction in Greek and biblical studies to his parishioners. The focus of Dr. Patterson’s leadership is an intense commitment to evangelism and the task of global missions with a foundational component of demanding research and rigorous academic preparation.