Few pieces of correspondence by Paul have attracted so much controversial comment as has 2 Corinthians. Why does Paul seem oblivious to important historical events and theological themes relevant to the church in Corinth? How do the lost letters to the church in Corinth impact the interpretation and exegesis of 2 Corinthians? What cultural environment informed the significant themes of Paul’s epistle?
This commentary on 2 Corinthians addresses the significant historical, theological, and interpretive issues of 2 Corinthians. Frederick W. Danker explores the thrust of Paul’s message to the church in Corinth in this chapter-by-chapter commentary. This volume also includes a complete outline and comprehensive bibliography.
- Discussion of historical issues, such as authorship, dating, and location
- Textual and literary notes
- Bibliographies and suggestions for further reading and study
- Scripture references linked to your Greek New Testament or English translation
Praise for the Print Edition
This evangelical work ranks high among those conversant with scholarly study regarding the setting of that day and offering a great deal of information.
—Master's Seminary Journal
- Title: 2 Corinthians
- Author: Frederick W. Danker
- Editors: Roy A. Harrisville, Jack Dean Kingsbury, and Gerhard A. Krodel
- Publisher: Augsburg
- Series: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
- Publication Date: 1989
- Pages: 223
About Frederick W. Danker
Frederick W. Danker, professor emeritus of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Besides holding pastorates in various parishes, he served as instructor of New Testament for thirty-four years until his retirement in 1988.
His numerous writings range from lexicons, books, and articles in learned journals to publications in newspapers and popular magazines. Because of his ability to bridge academic and general interests, Danker is in frequent demand as a public lecturer on such varied topics as the politics of the Scriptures, proclamation based on the three series of the church year, and Jewish-Christian relations.