The Second Letter to the CorinthiansBy: Mark Seifrid
Newest volume in the acclaimed Pillar New Testament Commentary series 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.