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2 Corinthians: An Introduction and Study Guide: Crisis and Conflict (T&T Clark's Study Guides to the New Testament)

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2 Corinthians: An Introduction and Study Guide: Crisis and Conflict (T&T Clark's Study Guides to the New Testament)

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    Available in PDF Format | 2 Corinthians: An Introduction and Study Guide: Crisis and Conflict (T&T Clark's Study Guides to the New Testament).pdf | English
    Jay Twomey(Author)
This guide considers the historical contexts, the literary forms, thesocial and rhetorical backgrounds, the politics, the theologies, and thereception of 2 Corinthians. Each chapter surveys recent scholarlyapproaches to the text, focussing especially on critical perspectivesthat mesh with our contemporary concerns about gender, identity, raceand class. 2 Corinthians becomes, in the process, less the work of asingle 1st-century writer than a set of fraught, even fracturednegotiations between competing interests and impulses, conducted inPaul's voice. The last chapter brings the letter into conversation withNathaniel Hawthorne's short story 'The Minister's Black Veil' in orderto shift the terms of the critical discussion from what Paul meant tohow Paul means in later cultural moments. Twomey introduces students to the way 2 Corinthians offers a fascinating but fragmentary glimpse into Paul's continuing ties with the Corinthian community. At the same time, Twomey shows how the letter is the site of many new critical challenges to traditional readings of Paul and early Christianity. In contrast to 1 Corinthians, this 2 Corinthians largely eschews the debates and discussions, the interests and concerns of Paul's correspondents. Instead we find Paul engaged in a multi-pronged defence of his ministry in and beyond Corinth. Over the course of thirteen chapters he runs the gamut of the emotions, rhetorically, from tears to joy to biting anger, while struggling to keep his relationship with (some say, his control over) the community intact.

2 Corinthians: Crisis and Conflict is a handy short volume with an excellent bibliography that is a must in any scholarly library and is a useful companion to the typically onerous commentaries on 2 Corinthians Adam White, Review of Biblical Literature

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  • PDF | 112 pages
  • Jay Twomey(Author)
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; Stg edition (12 Jan. 2017)
  • English
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  • Religion & Spirituality

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