The Message of 2 Corinthians
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The Message of 2 Corinthians

The Bible Speaks Today Series

by Paul W. Barnett

The Message of 2 Corinthians
paperback
  • Length: 188 pages
  • Published: September 21, 1988
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1228-8
  • Item Code: 1228
  • Case Quantity: 56

The letter of 2 Corinthians is important, Paul Barnett believes, for its magnificent message that God's power is brought to people in their weakness, not in human strength.

This momentous theme emerges in a dramatic real-life situation. The apostle confronts shadowy opponents who had recently come to Corinth and formed an alliance with some of the church leaders and members. His letter is a fascinating record of that conflict.

CONTENTS

General Preface

Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations

Introduction

I. Explanations: why Paul wrote instead of coming - 1:1-2:13
1. God and Paul - 1:1-11
2. Reply to Corinthian criticism - 1:12-22
3. Why Paul changed his plans - 1:23-2:13

II. The ministry of the new covenant - 2:14-7:4
4. Opposition in Corinth - 2:14-3:6
5. The glory of Moses and the glory of Christ - 3:7-18
6. The face of Jesus - 4:1-6
7. Eternal glory - 4:7-18
8. Death and judgment - 5:1-10
9. The ministry of reconciliation - 5:11-21
10. Ministers of God - 5:20-6:10
11. Paul's appeal to the Corinthians - 6:11-7:4

III. Paul in Macedonia: Titus' news from Corinth - 7:5-9:15
12. Titus' news from Corinth: the 'sorrowful letter' - 7:5-16
13. Titus' news from Corinth: the collection - 8:1-9:15

IV. Paul's third visit to Corinth - 10:1-13:14
14. Defence against criticism - 10:1-11:15
15. The weak fool - 11:16-13:14

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Paul W. Barnett

Barnett (PhD, London University), was until his retirement Anglican bishop of North Sydney, Australia. He remains a visiting fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and research professor at Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia). He has written several books.

BY Paul W. Barnett

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