The Theology of the Second Letter to the Corinthians
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Theology of the Second Letter to the Corinthians by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Book DescriptionThe Second Letter to the Corinthians is one of Paul's most intriguing epistles. In reality, it comprises two documents. In the first, Paul cautiously attempts to repair the damage done to his relations with the Corinthians by an earlier letter (1 Corinthians) and to deal with the upset caused by the presence in Corinth of rival missionaries from Jerusalem. In the second, he reacts angrily against an unexpected further deterioration of the situation at Corinth. The resonances in the dialogue between Paul and the parties in question cannot be detected easily without some awareness on the reader's part of the social, religious, and economic situation of the Christian community to which Paul was writing. The aim of this book is to integrate such background information into a flowing exposition of the apostle's thought, and thus to bring Paul's theology to life by highlighting the complex interplay of factors which prompted him to write in the way he did. Father Murphy-O'Connor is an experienced New Testament scholar, and his lucid survey - while providing an accessible introduction to the epistle and its central concerns - brings new insights into the relation of Christ to the ministry of the church.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521358989
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Keys to Jerusalem, Hardback (February 2012)
A collection of articles relating to the history and archaeology of Jerusalem, addressing problems associated with matching the archaeological and textual records. The majority of the articles have been previously published but appear here with additional material, three new essays complete the volume.
Keys to Second Corinthians, Hardback (September 2010)
A companion to Keys to First Corinthians, this volume is essential reading for students and scholars of Second Corinthians. It brings together twelve influential journal articles on the epistle from a leading expert in the field. Murphy-O'Connor provides postscripts to each article, engaging with the continuing debates on issues raised.
Keys to First Corinthians, Hardback (February 2009)
Essential reading for students and scholars of First Corinthians, this volume brings together sixteen influential journal articles on the Pauline epistle from a leading expert in the field. Professor O'Connor provides postscripts to each article, engaging with the continuing debates on issues raised.
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