Second Corinthians

Second Corinthians

by Raymond F. Collins


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In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, a respected senior New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in Second Corinthians. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by

∙ attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs
∙ showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits
∙ commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book
∙ focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text
∙ making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format

Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight offered in this practical commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801031861
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Series: Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Raymond F. Collins (STD, Catholic University of Leuven) is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Providence and the author of numerous books and commentaries. His books include New Testament Christology, New Testament Theology: Exploring Unity and Diversity, and God's Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology. Prior to his retirement, Collins was professor of New Testament at Catholic University of America. He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

Table of Contents


2 Corinthians 1:1-2—The Letter Opening
2 Corinthians 1:3-2:13—Part 1: Ministerial Crises
2 Corinthians 1:3-11—A Prayer of Praise and the Asian Experience
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4—Paul's Defense of His Integrity
2 Corinthians 2:5-11—A Disciplinary Matter
2 Corinthians 2:12-13—Frustration in Troas
2 Corinthians 2:14-7:4—Part 2: Paul Explains and Defends His Apostolic Ministry
2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6—Anxiety and Confidence
2 Corinthians 3:7-4:6—A Glorious Ministry
2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10—The Present and the Future
2 Corinthians 5:11-6:10—A Ministry of Reconciliation
2 Corinthians 6:11-7:4—A Plea for Personal Reconciliation
2 Corinthians 7:5-16—Part 3: The Arrival and Report of Titus
2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15—Part 4: Service to God's Holy People
2 Corinthians 8:1-24—The Collection
2 Corinthians 9:1-15—A Further Appeal
2 Corinthians 10:1-13:10—Part 5: An Aggressive Taskmaster
2 Corinthians 10:1-18—Paul's Missionary Task
2 Corinthians 11:1-15—On the Attack
2 Corinthians 11:1-12:13—Boasting Like a Fool
2 Corinthians 12:14-13:10—Paul's Third Visit to Corinth
2 Corinthians 13:11-13—The Letter Closing

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