NIV Application Commentary: 2 Corinthians (Scott J. Hafemann) / January 01, 2000
The second letter Paul addressed to the eminently troubled church in Corinth is the most ministerially difficult and personally complex of all Paul’s letters. It brims with passionate self-defense, intense concern for the eternal destiny of the Corinthians, and even anger.
In 2 Corinthians [NIVAC] Scott J. Hafemann reconciles three key themes to one another that are critical to rightly understanding Paul’s second Corinthian letter: weakness, sufficiency, and the Holy Spirit. The weakness is Paul’s personally ability to succeed, the sufficiency is the fact that Paul does succeed, in spite of his weakness and the Holy Spirit is the power that enables this sufficiency in spite of weakness to occur. And in as much as these realities are true for Paul in his own life, he desperately wishes the Corinthians to accept them as well.
About the Series
This unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today. Therefore, the NIV Application Commentary Series helps with both halves of the interpretative task: exegesis and theological application.
Additionally, the unique reader friendly format and the direct pinning of the entire series to the NIV, make it exceptionally easy for non-specialist readers to follow and learn from.
Commentary authors will, at times, work with the original languages but complete explanations are always given in non-specialist language; and they serve the exclusive function of further explicating the text at hand. The same approach is taken with all complex issues and interpretive matters. The focus is on learning and applying and every tool used by the commentators serves this end.
- Series Name: New International Version Application Commentary (NIVAC)
- Editors: Eugene Peterson, Klyne Snodgrass, Marianne Meye Thompson, Scot McKnight, Terry Muck
- Authors: Scott J. Hafemann
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publish Date: January 1, 2000
- ISBN: 9780310427285
- # of Pages: 509
- Bible Book: 2Corinthians
- Level: Pastor, Popular, Student
- Tradition: Evangelical
- Categories: Commentary Volumes
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