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2 Corinthians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
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2 Corinthians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition


Beacon Hill 2009

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As Philippians amazes us with its unveiling of the quality of Paul's commitment as a Christian, 2 Corinthians astounds us by its revelation of the radical caliber of his commitment as a servant and apostle of Christ. Open to view in this letter is the heartthrob of that gospel ministry that belongs to every member of Christ, clergy and laity alike—its life commitment, its divine resources, and its cross/resurrection character. Witness is borne to the inescapable truth that the mission of the church as the body of Christ is to carry on the self-giving, sacrificial, and suffering ministry of Jesus.

To the contemporary church this letter raises questions about the shape of its message and the nature and style of its ministry. The theological dimension of the letter is of crucial significance for the self-understanding of the church in today's world. Frank G. Carver moves verse-by-verse through 2 Corinthians after providing an in-depth introduction.

Key Features

  • The latest scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition
  • Convenient introductory material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more
  • Clear verse-by-verse explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language
  • Comprehensive annotation divided into three sections: 1. Background elements behind the text 2. Verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text 3. Significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text
  • Insight into theological issues, word meanings, archaeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more
  • Expanded bibliography for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes


  • Alex Varughese
  • Roger Hahn
  • George Lyons
  • Joseph Coleson
  • Robert Branson
  • Jim Edlin
  • Kent Brower
  • Frank G. Carver

Product Details

  • Title: 2 Corinthians: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
  • Author: Frank G. Carver
  • Series: New Beacon Bible Commentary (NBBC)
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 378

About Frank G. Carver

Frank G. Carver is Professor Emeritus of Religion, Point Loma Nazarene University. Carver is retired as Professor of Biblical Theology and Greek. He holds degrees from Taylor University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with postgraduate work at Claremont Graduate School. He has pastored churches in both the United States and in Scotland.

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