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Sacra Pagina: Second Corinthians

Jan Lambrecht, SJ

Sacra Pagina: Second Corinthians
Sacra Pagina: Second Corinthians

ISBN: 9780814659717, 5971

Details: 272 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 06/01/2006
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Second Corinthians is often regarded as the most personal of Paul’s letters. In this letter Paul more than once fiercely counters the attacks of his opponents. He extensively describes both the quality and circumstances of his apostolic existence: the sufferings he endures, the opposition he encounters, and his continual care for the churches.

Second Corinthians is, therefore, highly significant theologically as well as autobiographically. This letter is an especially important document because of Paul’s ongoing reflection on his ministry. It is both profound in its content and style for its original audience as well as for today’s readers. It is a message that is relevant to Christians today.

Jan Lambrecht, SJ, is professor emeritus of New Testament and biblical Greek at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

ISBN: 9780814659717, 5971

Details: 272 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 06/01/2006

Reviews

. . . an asset for those who care about the theological importance of Second Corinthians and engage it in serious exegesis, whether for scholarly pursuits or sermon preparation.
Interpretation

Lambrecht offers a literal translation of the epistle which seeks to preserve the Pauline reasoning and flow of thought.
The Expository Times

An excellent commentary. . . . The series is excellent for those readers who do want to study seriously the text and at the same time be introduced to the theological and pastoral riches of the Word.
Vidyajyoti Journal

The series . . . is valuable as a corrective to previous modern commentaries that focused exclusively on historical-critical issues.
Catholic Books Review

. . . this commentary is a good basic introduction to Second Corinthians with a bibliography that is international in its scope.
Society for Old Testament Study