In The Unity of the Corinthian Correspondence, David Hall argues that 1 and 2 Corinthians are closely related. In both letters, Paul faces the same opponents, referring to them in the same disguised, indirect way in both 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians 1-9 before confronting them directly in 2 Corinthians 10-13. Furthermore, many passages in 2 Corinthians echo the teaching of 1 Corinthians, while others refer to the Corinthian reaction to the first letter. Hall therefore maintains that modern attempts to regard 1 and 2 Corinthians as a mosaic of fragments are based on a flawed methodology that fails to appreciate Paul's pastoral teaching. This is volume 251 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series.
David Hall was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, and Wesley House, Cambridge, and is a retired Methodist minister. He has served in pastoral ministry has taught 1 Corinthians in the Church of South India.