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The Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Second Letter to the Corinthians

The Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Second Letter to the Corinthians

Mark A. Seifrid

| Eerdmans,Apollos | 2014

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The question that Paul set before the ancient church in Corinth—Do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in and among you? (2 Cor 13:5)—remains a critical question for the church today. This commentary by Mark Seifrid seeks to hear Paul’s message afresh and communicate it to our time.

Seifrid offers a unified reading of 2 Corinthians, which has often been regarded as a composite of excerpts and fragments. He argues that Paul’s message is directed at the “practical atheism” of the Corinthian church—the hidden heresy that assumes God’s saving work in the world may be measured by outward standards of success and achievement.

Like all of the Pillar volumes, Seifrid’s commentary on 2 Corinthians offers careful grammatical analysis and exegesis with clear pastoral application.

Author Bio

Mildred and Ernest Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation (1992), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.