This work makes sense of the apostle Paul's paradoxical description of his ministry in 2 Corinthians: "When I am weak, then I am strong!" In an extensive inquiry into the thought-world of Roman Corinth, Savage demonstrates that the Corinthians are evaluating Paul according to the social standards of their day. Since this is the exact antithesis of his own perspective, Paul can only resort to paradox by way of defense.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series , #86|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Power through Weakness: the Background: 1. The social setting of first-century Corinth: an historical examination; 2. The situation in the Corinthian church: a biblical analysis; Part II. Power through Weakness: the Meaning; 3. The nature of the Christian ministry: the glory of Christ; 4. The nature of the Christian ministry: the shame of the cross; 5. The pattern of the Christian ministry: glory through shame; 6. The pattern of the Christian ministry: power through weakness; Conclusion; Appendix; Select bibliography; Indexes.