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2 Corinthians, 2nd ed. (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 40 | WBC)

, 2014
ISBN: 9780310520252


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Ralph P. Martin gives insight into the unique problems expressed in the ancient, hedonistic, cosmopolitan setting of Corinth. He shows how Paul’s attempt to clearly distinguish the gospel from Hellenistic Judaism and Hellenistic Jewish Christian ideology results in a moving statement of the Christian message. Rather than the “theology of glory” prevalent in Corinth, Paul articulates his theology of the cross as a “theology of weakness,” of servanthood and ministry. What was at stake at Corinth, says Dr. Martin, was “nothing less than the essence of the kerygma as expressed in the way of the cross . . . for proclamation and daily living.” This edition includes new sections on the “collection” and Paul’s rhetoric, issues of composition and social setting, and topics such as the Spirit, the opponents, Paul’s theology, and the Resurrection.

This is the updated second edition of the late Ralph P. Martin’s beloved commentary on 2 Corinthians. For the original, first edition, check out 2 Corinthians (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 40 | WBC) .

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  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 40: 2 Corinthians (Second Edition)
  • Author: Ralph P. Martin
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 40
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 752
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. 2 Corinthians › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780310520252, 9781418507732, 0310520258, 1418507733
  • Resource ID: LLS:WBC682NDED
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:41:41Z

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Ralph P. Martin

Ralph P. Martin (1925–2013) served as scholar-in-residence at several schools, including Fuller Theological Seminary, Haggard School of Theology, and Azusa Pacific University. He was a professor emeritus of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and an associate professor in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield in England.

Martin earned degrees at University of London and King’s College. He has written several commentaries and books, including Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, the commentaries on 2 Corinthians in the Word Biblical Commentary series, and many more!


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