The Message of 2 Corinthians

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The letter of 2 Corinthians is important, Paul Barnett believes, for its magnificent message that God's power is brought to people in their weakness, not in human strength.

This momentous theme emerges in a dramatic real-life situation. The apostle confronts shadowy opponents who had recently come to Corinth and formed an alliance with some of the church leaders and members. His letter is a fascinating record of that conflict.

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Overview

The letter of 2 Corinthians is important, Paul Barnett believes, for its magnificent message that God's power is brought to people in their weakness, not in human strength.

This momentous theme emerges in a dramatic real-life situation. The apostle confronts shadowy opponents who had recently come to Corinth and formed an alliance with some of the church leaders and members. His letter is a fascinating record of that conflict.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830812288
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 9/21/1988
  • Series: The Bible Speaks Today Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barnett (Ph.D., London University), was until his retirement Anglican bishop of North Sydney, Australia. He remains a visiting fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and research professor at Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia). He has written several books.
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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations
IntroductionI. Explanations: why Paul wrote instead of coming - 1:1-2:13
1. God and Paul - 1:1-11
2. Reply to Corinthian criticism - 1:12-22
3. Why Paul changed his plans - 1:23-2:13II. The ministry of the new covenant - 2:14-7:4
4. Opposition in Corinth - 2:14-3:6
5. The glory of Moses and the glory of Christ - 3:7-18
6. The face of Jesus - 4:1-6
7. Eternal glory - 4:7-18
8. Death and judgment - 5:1-10
9. The ministry of reconciliation - 5:11-21
10. Ministers of God - 5:20-6:10
11. Paul's appeal to the Corinthians - 6:11-7:4III. Paul in Macedonia: Titus' news from Corinth - 7:5-9:15
12. Titus' news from Corinth: the 'sorrowful letter' - 7:5-16
13. Titus' news from Corinth: the collection - 8:1-9:15IV. Paul's third visit to Corinth - 10:1-13:14
14. Defence against criticism - 10:1-11:15
15. The weak fool - 11:16-13:14
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