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2 Corinthians

Believers Church Bible Commentary
2 Corinthians

Series: Believers Church Bible Commentary Series
Author: V. George Shillington
Product Code: 9073
ISBN: 9780836190731
Pages: 312
Binding Information: Paper
Size: 8.75 x 5.63 inches

Publication Date: 4/10/1998
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V. George Shillington sees this letter as Paul's personal testimony about his ministry of reconciliation among the Corinthian Christians (chapters 1-9) and his ministry in defending the truth of the gospel (chapters 10-13). The thread that ties the two parts together is Paul's conviction on pastoral ministry under the banner of Christ. Paul insists that ministry is to be borne in affliction like that of Christ crucified. In raising the crucified Messiah out of the old creation, God has inaugurated a new creation, in which believers already participate. The only boast allowed is in the Lord, not in one's own achievements or elevated experiences.

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Abbreviations and Cross-References . . . 8
Series Foreword . . . 9
Author's Preface . . . 11
Introduction . . . 13

Letter of Reconcilliation

Right Relationship in Ministry, 1:1-9:15
Variation 1: Solidarity in Affliction and Joy, 1:1-2:13 . . . 28
The Salutation, 1:1-2 . . . 30
Thanksgiving: The Afflicted Consoled, 1:3-7 . . . 33
The Sentence of Death and the Witness of Conscience, 1:8-14 . . . 39
God's Unequivocal "Yes," 1:15-22 . . . 43
Heart Truth: As God Is My Witness, 1:23-24 . . . 48
An Offender Forgiven, 2:5-11 . . . 53
Looking for Titus in Macedonia, 2:12-13 . . . 58

Variation 2: New Ministry in the Light of Christ, 2:14-7:4 . . . 59
The New Operation of God's Spirit, 2:14-3:18 . . . 61
Renewal of Human Life, 4:1-5:10 . . . 88
The Reconciling of the World to God, 5:11-7:4 . . . 117
Titus's Positive Report: Retrospect and Prospect, 7:5-16 . . . 158

Variation 3: Equity Through a Financial "Gift of Blessing" 8:1-9:15 . . . 170
Collection Encouraged, Collectors Commended, 8:1-24 . . . 172
A Second Appeal for the Collection, 9:1-15 . . . 190

Letter of Defense

Response to Betrayal in Ministry, 10:1-13:13
Variation 4: Weak Minister, Strong God, 10:1-13:13 . . . 202
God's Minister Under Fire: Boasting Ridiculed, 10:1-18 . . . 204
Forced to Boast as a Fool, 11:1-12:13 . . . 214
Warning, Conclusion, Projected Third Visit, 12:14-13:10 . . . 239
Closure, 13:11-13 . . . 252

Outline of 2 Corinthians . . . 256
Essays . . . 260
Map of the New Testament World . . . 283
Bibliography . . . 284
Selected Resources . . . 299
Index of Ancient Sources . . . 301
The Author . . . 309


"In structure and style, this commentary successfully bridges the gap between biblical scholarship and church life and witness. Keenly sensitive to the precarious relationship between Paul and the Corinthians, Shillington unpacks the arguments in this difficult letter with creative insight and careful exegesis. A very helpful resource!" —William S. Campbell, King's College, London


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