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Ministers of Christ: 2 Corinthians

ISBN: 9780810023031

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Professor Joh. P. Meyer’s commentary on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, Ministers of Christ, was first published in 1963 as part of the centennial celebration observance of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, where Meyer taught for 44 years. Almost fifty years later, another professor of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and student of Meyer, Armin J. Panning, was asked to update the commentary by incorporating the New International Version of the Bible where appropriate. However, Meyer’s own literal translation of the text of 2 Corinthians has been retained, and this classic commentary continues to influence another generation of pastors and seminary students.

In this commentary on Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, we have not only an exposition of the great thoughts and words of the divinely inspired writer, but particularly a study of the emotional overtones attending these words, and in great detail a delineation of the concrete situations out of which this writing grew and toward which it was directed. What thoughts Paul intended his words to convey and why he framed them as he did; how his words were received at Corinth and what sort of effect they wrought—these are the matters that receive primary consideration in this reliable and thoughtful commentary.

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Key Features

  • Joh. P. Meyer’s in-depth look at the Greek text of 2 Corinthians
  • A clear, thorough study of Paul's words
  • Includes a detailed table of contents


  • Part I. PAUL’S MINISTRY Chapters 1–7
  • Part II. THE COLLECTION Chapters 8 and 9
  • Part III. THE INTRUDERS Chapters 10–13
  • CONCLUSION (13:11-13)

Top Highlights

“It is the love of God as it manifests itself over against misery.” (Page 5)

“The process of dying and its agony are credited to all men when the One suffered in their stead.” (Page 88)

“It is God’s nature to give, and by his grace, his children have the same nature.” (Page 155)

Product Details

  • Title: Ministers of Christ: 2 Corinthians
  • Author: Joh. P. Meyer
  • Publisher: Northwestern Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 305

Joh. P. Meyer was a professor of Old and New Testament at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary for 44 years, 16 of which he concurrently served as President. He was the author of more than 250 articles in the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly and the author of several books. Professor Meyer died on November 10, 1964 at the age of 91. Two weeks before his death, he preached his last sermon at St. Marcus in Milwaukee where he had been the pulpit assistant for 37 years and on the previous Friday he taught his full schedule of classes at the seminary.

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