Friday, 11 December 2015

The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 19, 3 (2015) on 2 Corinthians

The latest issue of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology is devoted to 2 Corinthians, with some great looking essays, several from scholars who have either written commentaries on 2 Corinthians or spent considerable time in the text in other studies on Paul.

Stephen Wellum writes in the Editorial:

‘A wonderful place to turn to see the power of God’s Word at work is 2 Corinthians. Second Corinthians is the last of the extant letters Paul wrote to the Corinthian church. Anyone familiar with the Corinthian church knows of its serious problems and aberrations and how Paul patiently, yet forthrightly addressed these problems with pastoral care and the theological application of the gospel to their situation. In 2 Corinthians, we not only discover more about the serious condition of the Corinthian church, but also of Paul’s deep and abiding love for this church which had caused him no small amount of grief and sadness. In this letter we learn that the church was infected by false apostles and their teaching; how these “teachers” stood against Paul and his ministry, and more importantly, how Paul responded to these charges. In Paul’s response, we not only discover the heart of the apostle – a man captivated by Christ and all of his glory – we also learn valuable lessons about what true Christian ministry is and what true leadership entails in the church.’

Individual essays can be accessed from here, or the whole issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.

Stephen J. Wellum
Editorial: Learning from Paul’s Second Letter to Corinth

Mark Seifrid
The Message of Second Corinthians: 2 Corinthians as the Legitimation of the Apostle

Matthew Y. Emerson and Christopher W. Morgan
The Glory of God in 2 Corinthians

George H. Guthrie
Καταργέω and the People of the Shining Face (2 Corinthians 3:7-18)

Matthew Barrett
What is So New About the New Covenant? Exploring the Contours of Paul’s New Covenant Theology in 2 Corinthians 3

Joshua M. Greever
“We are the Temple of the Living God” (2 Corinthians 6:14- 7:1): The New Covenant as the Fulfillment of God’s Promise of Presence

Thomas R. Schreiner
Sermon: A Building from God—2 Corinthians 5:1-10

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