The Apostle Paul is the most notable Christian missionary and perhaps the most influential New Testament author. The greatest theologians in the church’s history—Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Karl Barth, and others—have repeatedly turned to Paul, and the central doctrines of the church hinge on the theology found in Paul’s writings. Yet in recent decades, disputes over the historicity of Paul’s letters and the emergence of the New Perspective have led scholars to reevaluate central Pauline texts, leading to controversy, dispute, and a fractured understanding of Paul’s intent.
Shedding new light on the way Paul defended his apostleship, the author of this resource offers a careful, detailed study of 2 Corinthians 2:14–3:3 linked with other key passages throughout 1 and 2 Corinthians. Demonstrating the unity and coherence of Paul’s argument in this passage, the author shows that Paul’s suffering served as the vehicle for revealing God’s power and glory through the Spirit.
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- Includes bibliographical references
- Contains indexes of key passages and subjects
Praise for the Print Edition
A book of persuasive power.
- Title: Suffering and Ministry in the Spirit: Paul’s Defense of his Ministry in 2 Corinthians 2:14–3:3
- Author: Scott Hafemann
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 2000
- Pages: 284
About Scott Hafemann
Scott J. Hafemann (ThD, Tübingen) is the Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the faculty of Gordon-Conwell, he served from 1995 to 2004 as the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. His books include an NIV Application Commentary on 2 Corinthians and The God of Promise and the Life of Faith: Understanding the Heart of the Bible. He is also the editor of Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect, available as part of the IVP Evangelical Theology Collection.