The Second Letter to the Corinthians

The Second Letter to the Corinthians

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The question that Paul set before the ancient church in Corinth -- Do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in and among you? (2 Cor 13:5) -- remains a critical question for the church today. This commentary by Mark Seifrid seeks to hear Paul s message afresh and communicate it to our time. Seifrid offers a unified reading of 2 Corinthians, which has often been regarded as a composite of excerpts and fragments. He argues that Paul s message is directed at the practical atheism of the Corinthian church -- the hidden heresy that assumes God s saving work in the world may be measured by outward standards of success and achievement. Like all of the Pillar volumes, Seifrid s commentary on 2 Corinthians offers careful grammatical analysis and exegesis with clear pastoral application.Paul frames the entire body of the letter around his profound concern for the Corinthians, signaling to them his love (2:12-17; 7:5-16). ... Fragile though that reconciliation may be, Paul seeks to build on it, first in his encouragement to them to complete their promised ... Corinthians, both about the suspicions that they have harbored concerning him and about the problems that he must address in Corinth.

Title:The Second Letter to the Corinthians
Author:Mark A. Seifrid
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2014-11-09


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