33) It is also suggestive when looking at the issue in 2 Corinthians
regarding the "super apostles" (chaps.
He maintains that Paul wrote 2 Corinthians
to deal with two crises.
First, in 2 Corinthians
1:13, Paul says, "For we write you nothing but what you can read and understand, and I hope that you will understand completely, as you have come to understand us partially.
The main papers on 2 Corinthians
begin with Scott Hafemann's analysis of Paul's argument in 2 Corinthians
1-9, which includes a detailed exegesis Of 2 Con 3:7-18.
Part one of the thesis turns next to I and 2 Corinthians
in order to describe the situation in the Corinthian community.
The Epistles for the eight Sundays before us are taken in sequence from 2 Corinthians
and Ephesians, while the Gospels are largely from Mark (as expected in Year B), with the beginnings of a five-Sunday-long excursion in the "Bread of Life" chapter, John 6.
presents another way in which Paul formulates his self-understanding.
Matera goes against the stream in arguing that 2 Corinthians
, "the most personal and revealing of Paul's letters" (p.
The writer of 2 Corinthians
closes the letter with what we have come to call the "Trinitarian Benediction.
Whether or not that reconstruction is accurate (and the majority of scholars, even those who partition 2 Corinthians
into two or more sources, are inclined to affirm the unity of 1 Corinthians), (7) it suggests the possibility that placing the resurrection treatise at the conclusion of 1 Corinthians may be the work of the redactor of Paul's letters rather than the rhetorical intention of the apostle himself.
Paul counterattacks with great vigor, chiefly in an earlier letter preserved for us in 2 Corinthians
The second part of the book deals with the linguistic background of "world" and "creation" in Greek and Hellenistic philosophy and the Septuagint and other Jewish writers, but the greater part of the book is devoted to a textual analysis of these terms in 1 Corinthians and Romans, though there is a very short chapter on Galatians and 2 Corinthians
Reading 2 Corinthians
is somewhat like listening to one end of a telephone conversation (annoyingly common in public places now) where you do not hear the other voice and you can't be entirely sure you are hearing all from this side, for that matter.
David Aune explicates the anthropological duality evident in the eschatology of 2 Corinthians
4:16-5:10 by drawing on comparable notions of the relation between body and soul in Greco-Roman cosmology.
Koenig offers special insights in explaining how passages such as Romans 12 and 2 Corinthians
8-9 have allusions to eucharistic meals and how 1 Corinthians 11 through 14 are all descriptions of eucharistic practices of the Corinthian congregation.