<div>In the present article, the author employs the elements of socio-rhetorical analysis to interpret 1 Cor 7:12-16. First, the rhetorical texture of 1 Cor 7 is explored. The author individuates the thesis in vv. 1-2 and the two argumentative blocks: vv. 3-16, and vv. 25-40, separated by the rhetorical digressio in vv. 17-25. Next, the argumentation of Paul on “mixed marriages” in 1 Cor 7:12-16 is analyzed. Special attention is paid to the issues of addressees,</div><div>Paul’s idea of sanctification, and the possibiity of divorce announced in vv. 15-16. The final step consists in illumining the meaningof the “peace” to which all Christians</div><div>are called in 1 Cor 7:15c. According to the author, it must be understood as a synonym of salvation.</div
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